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Tadpoles pick up toxics from Queensland coal mines

By Brian Bienkowski Environmental Health News Tadpoles exposed to coal mine wastewater in Queensland had delayed development, hyperactivity and ended up full of toxic metals in their tails and...

Stanmore announces re-opening of Isaac Plains coal mine

Stanmore Coal Limited have announced the re-opening of the Isaac Plains coking coal mine in Central Queensland, which will create about 150 news jobs.   The company has awarded a three year...

Deadly “Black Lung” disease emerges in Queensland

Three cases of Black Lung have been detected in three months at coal mines in Queensland, in what could be the tip of the iceberg for a disease that had been wiped out in Australia half a century ago...

QRC calls on government to close legal loopholes

With the Alpha Coal Project plagued by the constant protesting of activists and green groups, the Queensland Resources Council is urging the government to close legal loopholes. Seven years after the...

Weipa Solar Plant to power Rio Tinto mine

Rio Tinto and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced Australia’s first commercial diesel displacement solar plant has successfully commenced commercial operation at a remote...

More job cuts for Blackwater mine

Blackwater residents have been delivered yet another blow, after Wesfarmers has announced it would be reducing its Curragh Mine workforce. The operation’s major contractor, Theiss, was advised...

Queenslanders remember at Miners Memorial Day tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Queensland mining community will stop and spare a moment to remember those heroes in hard hats who have died in the mining industry. The 2015 Miners Memorial Day service will be held...

Red Hill project given environmental approval

The proposed Red Hill Mining project in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin has been given environmental approval by the Federal Government, after receiving State Government approval last month...

BHP Billiton set to close Crinum mine in CQ

BHP Billiton has announced it’s Crinum mine in central Queensland will close next year. In the mining giant’s annual operational review, the company said record production and sales...