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Pipeline helps keep river Irwell in UK clean

In place for a year, the pipeline is protecting the river by feeding polluted water flowing from an old adit – or mine entrance – in Bacup, Lancashire, into a treatment scheme further down the valley.


Compensation to be given to families of Bhilai victims

The Indian government is to give Rs. 30 lakh (approximately US$40 725) to the families of each of the 12 workers killed in an explosion at the Bhilai steel plant in the state of Chhattisgarh on 9 October.


Skimming the surface

Surface miners offer considerable advantages in terms of both economic efficiency and the final product.