Ross presents readers with a comprehensive examination of the largest mining highwall failure in history and the preparation of managers that kept the incident from killing or injuring any of the miners working in UtahAEs Bingham Canyon Mine
when it happened.
On April 10, an enormous landslide dumped 165 million tons of dirt into the bottom of the Bingham Canyon Mine
. That amount of dirt could fill 19,000 miles of railcars and stretch three-quarters of the way around the world.
He said: "Near my home in Utah, Rio Tinto's massive Bingham Canyon Mine
is one of the biggest man-made excavations on Earth and has rendered a large area of local groundwater too polluted for human consumption."
Rio Tinto Plc (LSE: RIO) (ASX: RIO) (NYSE:RTP), a UK-based mineral resources company, has announced an updated resource estimate from the Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Canyon Mine
in Utah, US.
Lessons are being learnt about Caterpillar's new 326 t capacity 797 haul truck at one of the world's largest open pits, Kennecott Utah Copper's Bingham Canyon mine
outside Salt Lake City in the US.
Exact numbers for mining pollution are hard to come by, but in the first year of TRI reporting -- released in 1989 for the year 1987 -- Kennecott Copper and its Bingham Canyon Mine
in Utah mistakenly thought they were required to participate, and so dutifully disclosed that they produced over 158 million pounds of waste, including 130 million pounds of copper residue.
and 13 unions, including several Steelworkers local unions, reached a 3-year agreement, covering some 2,000 workers at the company's Bingham Canyon mine
in the Salt Lake City, UT, area.
Although the 1,900-acre Bingham Canyon Mine
dominates the Oquirrh Mountain landscape, "the majority of mines in Utah are in rural areas and most of them are the small mines that are less than 10 or five acres," says Dana Dean, associate director over mining in the state's Division of Oil, Gas and Mining.