Health, safety, and mine environments research in the mining laboratories of CANMET, Natural Resources Canada

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Sommaire: An experimental approach is used to characterize the vibroacoustic behaviour of percussion drill steel rods under real operating conditions and laboratory controlled conditions. A laboratory test fixture presenting representative boundary conditions is used. The relative contribution of longitudinal and flexural vibration to the noise generation is discussed. By comparing the laboratory and the in situ measurements, it is shown that the main noise source of percussion drill rods are the
flexu...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): C. Lesage, R. Oddo, Y. Champoux, N. Atalla
Mots clés: Vibroacoustics, Noise control, Percussion drills.
Numéro: 1010
Volume: 90
Année: 1997
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Sommaire: The legacy of abandoned mines in Canada creates issues that impact on both the health and safety of Canadians and the environment. Solutions to the problems of abandoned minesites require a detailed understanding of site conditions, the engineering solutions which may be relevant, and planning for effective use of the land.
In this paper, the authors outline the basic thrusts that have been developed at CANMET to address this problem. These include: multiprovincial agreements to develop a...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): M.C. Bétournay, J.E. Udd CANMET
Mots clés: Environment, Reclamation, Abandoned minesites, Caving, Databases, Minesite databases, Inactive Mines Project.
Numéro: 1010
Volume: 90
Année: 1997
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Sommaire: Environmental risk is becoming more important in debt and equity financing decisions in the mining industry worldwide. Demonstration of good environmental management practices and management systems has a direct impact on the ability of mine developers, operators and investors to raise financing. Based on experience in providing due diligence services, there are a number of factors that are important in assessing financial risks related to environmental issues in either new projects or...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): MaryAnn E. Crichton, David G.C. Clarry
Mots clés: Environmental management, Due diligence.
Numéro: 1010
Volume: 90
Année: 1997
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Sommaire: The underground mining industry has adopted significant use of mill wastes (backfill) for underground support which has often required the introduction of consolidating agents such as Portland cement or other pozzolanic agents (such as blast furnace slags) to achieve improved cohesive backfill strength. Normal Portland cement, the principal agent material used in Canada for hydraulic fill consolidation, is currently available to mines in bulk quantities at costs as much as
$150/tonne.
This...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): E. De Souza, J.F. Archibald, D. DeGagne
Mots clés: Environment, Glassfill, Waste glass materials, Backfill additives.
Numéro: 1010
Volume: 90
Année: 1997
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Sommaire: The Syncrude open pit mine, located near Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta, produces approximately 410 000 tonnes of oil sand feed daily, which, after undergoing a bitumen extraction phase, generates approximately 315 000 tonnes of tailings solids daily. The tailings are used to hydraulically construct containment dykes and supporting beaches of the storage facilities. Tailings deposition commenced in May 1978 with the commissioning of the Mildred Lake Settling Basin which is currently...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Auteur(s): B.R. List, E.R.F. Lord
Mots clés: Environment, Open pit mining, Tailings management.
Numéro: 1010
Volume: 90
Année: 1997
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