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The lake does its bit: New method to neutralise flooded opencast mines using the natural water circulation to distribute lime and CO2

Lignite can only be extracted from opencast mines if the ground water level is lowered to below the coal seam. This has a strong influence on the region’s water balance. Depending on the chemism from the overburden, the rising ground water after mining in the pit lake may become acidic due to pyrite weathering. Thus ground water remediation projects seek ...

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Nuclear Waste Disposal: DMT awarded EU contract in Ukraine

A consortium of Brenk Systemplanung GmbH, DMT GmbH & Co. KG, TÜV NORD EnSys Hannover GmbH & Co. KG and Plejades GmbH – Independent Experts was set up to implement a project (INSC proj.U4.01/12BCD) within the framework of an EU support program for the Ukraine on nuclear safety. The aim is to improve the country’s handling of radioactive waste, the ...

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Slight increase in energy consumption in 2015

Energy consumption in Germany reached 13,306 PJ or 454.0 mt SKE in 2015, constituting a solid 1 % increase on the previous year. The increase is due primarily to the somewhat colder weather in comparison with the previous year, which was very mild, and the associated increase in the demand for heating, states the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (Working Group on Energy Balances) ...

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In Memoriam Karl Patteisky

125 Years ago Karl Pateisky was born on 04.16.1891 in Großolbersdorf, district Wagstadt, Sudetenland, which belonged at that time to Austria. From 1902 to 1909 he attended the German state secondary school in Troppau and studied mining afterwards at the Mining University in Leoben from 1909 to 1913. On 26.01.1923 he was promoted to a doctor of Montanistic Sciences and ...

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STEAG takes over operations management in Brazil

On 1st February 2016, STEAG Energy Services do Brasil Ltd. (SESBR) took over responsibility for managing the operation of a gas treatment plant owned by Parnaiba Gas Natural S.A. (PGN). The Brazilian STEAG subsidiary was awarded this contract at the end of last year. Ulrich Sigel, Member of the Board of STEAG Energies Services GmbH, explained that his company’s operations ...

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Coal-fired power plants are the only means for generating a reliable and affordable power supply

On 15th January 2016, the VDKi (German Coal Importer Association) in Hamburg welcomed a high-profile guest to its New Year’s Reception. The President of the IG BCE (German Industrial Union for Mining, Chemicals and Energy), Michael Vassiliadis, delivered his keynote speech in front of an audience of around 170 members and guests. He considers the latest fossil-fuel phase-out proposals from ...

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VDKi publishes its initial assessment of the global trade, consumption and import of coal in 2015

As the German Coal Importer Association (VDKi) in Hamburg suggested last summer, the steady growth reported in the production of coal (coking and steam coal) for more than a decade is now expected not just to have stagnated but to have declined for the very first time. The VDKi estimates that global production has decreased by approximately 150 to 200 ...

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PDAC 2016 Convention in Toronto – First German pavilion a great success

More than 22,000 attendees from over 100 countries gathered at the PDAC 2016 Convention of The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto where investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists, government officials and students gathered for the largest exploration and mining event in the world. In spite of recent industry challenges and the current downturn in the global resource ...

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Boldt/Weller/Kühne/von Mäßenhausen: Bundesberggesetz, 2. Auflage

The second edition of Boldt/Weller’s commentary on mining law was published at the end of 2015. Published in 1982 at the time the Federal Mining Act came into effect, the first edition of this commentary has now been completely revised by Gunther Kühne and Hans-Ulrich von Mäßenhausen. The commentary has been written by experts with practical experience in mining law ...

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Closure of the Auguste Victoria mine

As part of the closing down of the German coal mining industry, the Auguste Victoria mine in Marl ceased to operate at the end of 2015 (Figure 1). This move means that there is now just one coal mine left in the Ruhr region of Germany and only two working coal mines in the entire country. It marks the end ...

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