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Former Miner and UP Resident, Rich Sloat, Questions Rio Tinto's Mining Plans in Michigan
 
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Former Miner and UP Resident, Rich Sloat, Questions Rio Tinto's Mining Plans in Michigan at Humboldt Mill Hearing
Views: 391 doncorvette
3. Kennecott Eagle Mine: The Checkered Past of Kennecott Minerals
 
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Is past behavior an indicator of what Michigan can expect? A review of some of Kennecotts previous mining projects. National Wildlife Federation works on protecting wildlife and wild places. To learn more go to http://bit.ly/1366fHf
Views: 1410 National Wildlife
Eagle mine and mill forum
 
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Residents of Humboldt Township heard from Lundin Mining Thursday on the status of the Eagle Mine project and Humboldt Mill ------------------------------- Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/uppermichiganssource Twitter | http://www.twitter.com/wluctv6 Website | http://www.UpperMichigansSource.com Thanks for watching!
Views: 137 TV6 & FOX UP
Eagle Mine Humboldt Mill
 
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Eagle Mine officials say they want about another 200 employees for the winter season ------------------------------- Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/uppermichiganssource Twitter | http://www.twitter.com/wluctv6 Website | http://www.UpperMichigansSource.com Thanks for watching!
Views: 1196 TV6 & FOX UP
Union Workers in CA Town Locked Out by Boron Mining Giant Rio Tinto After Stalled Contract Talks
 
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Full video: http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/26/labor_struggle_in_boron_union_workers Democracy Now! Friday, March 26th, 2010 The California mining town of Boron is the site of the second-largest borax mine in the world. A labor struggle is unfolding between some 600 workers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 30 and the Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto. Workers at the mine have been locked out of their workplace for nearly two months after contract negotiations with Rio Tinto hit a stalemate. We talk to one of the locked-out workers and a spokesman of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
Views: 1676 mediagrrl9
Stock Footage - IRON ORE MINING 1950
 
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IRON ORE MINING 1950 (negative dirt throughout)07:01:20Crane digging dirt, steam shovel (negative dirt)07:01:56Conveyor belt of dirt, surveyor (hein)07:02:30Open pit mine, pans and tilts07:03:50Geologist looks at shale on hillside, steam shovel in operation, loading dump truck, dump truck down dirt road, dump truck dumping load in railroad freight cars07:06:00Hopper freight cars loaded with dirt07:06:44Steam freight train with ore cars, ore cars passing from above (good), caboose07:07:17Railroad switch yard from high above, ore cars are pushed around by steam engines, POV from top of railway car in switch yard07:08:20Rail freight cars across high trestle07:08:50Cargo ship in railway loading dock, Canada steamship lines, railcars dump ore into hold of ship, holds of cargo ship are covered, ship sails away07:12:40Steam cargo ship behind factories, http://www.myfootage.com/details.php?gid=58&sgid=&pid=26406 This clip is available for licensing from MyFootage.com - Call us at (212) 620-3955 - Please Subscribe to our channel, as we are constantly adding new clips. Thanks!
Views: 14165 MyFootage.com
Kennecott Lies to Eagle Rock Campers About EPA Requirements
 
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Kennecott's lobbyist/"community relations" staff, Matt Johnson lies to campers at Eagle Rock about federal EPA requirements for Kennecott's Eagle Mine. Johnson claims that the EPA asked Kennecott to withdraw a permit for an underground injection control permit (UIC), which is not true. Immediately before working for Kennecott, Johnson worked for Governor Granholm, representing the people of the Upper Peninsula for her while her office oversaw Kennecott's permit process.
Views: 505 standfortheland
abandoned mine track
 
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I found this old mine track near the train station in lengerich (germany)
Views: 21695 thedaimerr
Eagle Rock - Mini-Documentary - JRN 472 892 fs 2010
 
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A special thanks to Greg Peterson and the wonderful individuals who are fighting this battle against Rio Tinto and Kennecott. Please help the cause and protect Michigan's waters and Native rights! This is only a small part of the larger project I'm working on; plenty left to edit and fix up but figured I'd post it anyways :)
LTV Mining RR Summer 2000 Taconite Harbor Dock
 
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Back in 2000 operations on the LTV Mining RR only had a few more years. In this video note the still steaming ore pellets. Soon the taconite pellet processing operations would be shut down.
Views: 3549 Bob Rivard
WAVE Players Lampoon Corrupt Michigan Officials, Politicians, Crooked Sulfide Mining Company
 
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(Marquette, MI) - A new environmental group, WAVE (Wave Action Vital Earth) is the action arm of Save The Wild U.P. The battle continues in 2011 to stop the Rio Tinto/Kennecott Minerals Sulfide "Acid" Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains in a remote area in north Marquette County near Lake Superior and the tiny hamlet of Big Bay, MI. The WAVE Players have decided to use humor -- because the real facts (keep reading) are enough to make honest people cry. Documents have revealed a possible criminal conspiracy between the state of Michigan, Kennecott Minerals and Rio Tinto. Not something unusual for the international mining giant Rio Tinto, whose minions are charged with a wide range of crimes across the globe including bribery, violating environment laws and human rights violations. "Rio Tinto was complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity," stated the residents of the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea in a lawsuit filed against Rio Tinto. In China, Rio Tinto bosses were arrested for bribery -- a practice the company has used in many projects in order to get politicians, police, prosecutors and judges on their side. So why then -- did the state of Michigan decide to get into a toxic bed of sulfuric acid with Rio Tinto - including blatantly violating treaties with the Ojibwa/Anishinaabe -- with plans to destroy sacred Eagle Rock (an ions old Native American outdoor church). In addition to crimes, all mines opened by Kennecott Minerals have serious environmental problems. MI Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm (Dem.) and Attorney General Mike Cox (State's top cop) refused to answer questions about a financial connection with the mine owners. WAVE and other U.P. residents have asked the MI Attorney General Bill Schuette (Republican) to investigate a series of suspicious actions involving Rio Tinto and state officials. Those suspected of wrongdoing included employees of the MI Dept. of Environmental Quality, Gov. Granholm and her staff. Previous Attorney General Mike Cox (Republican) -- refused to investigate the allegations and refused to answer questions about his (or family) financial connections with the mining company. Will MI Attorney General Bill Schuette open a probe? Is it strange that MI Governor Granholm and the 7 candidates for her job (included Mike Cox, future Gov. Rick Snyder) all refused to reveal any financial connections of any kind with Rio Tinto, Kennecott Minerals and its subsidiaries, agents, lobbyists etc. All eight could have stated they have no financial connections - instead they refused comment. Why? Director, Videographer, Editor: Greg Peterson, Cedar Tree Institute Writers: Lillian Heldreth, Martha Bush Producers: WAVE, Lillian Heldreth, Martha Bush Cast: MI Gov. Rick Snyder (R): Rich Sloat (Rich is also channeling Ex-MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm, because her actions also fit the same part) MDEQ minion: Kristi Mills Kennecott crook loaded with cash: Lillian Heldreth WAVE official: Martha Bush Cop: Margaret Comfort Lawyer: Gene Champagne Doctor: Laura Nagel Guy off the Street: Phil Milkie Gal off the street : Rachel Giuliani Dog: Nutmeg, the Magnificent MI Attorney General Bill Schuette: (517) 373-1110 (Lansing Office) (517) 373-3042 (Fax) [email protected] www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-21153-51368--,00.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Attorney_General Rio Tinto accused of crimes against humanity by citizens of New Guinea: www.business-humanrights.org/Categories/Lawlawsuits/Lawsuitsregulatoryaction/LawsuitsSelectedcases/RioTintolawsuitrePapuaNewGuinea State expert Dr. David Sainsbury cited safety concerns about the Kennecott Minerals sulfide mine. The state lost his report until exposed by environment groups http://lakesuperiorminingnews.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/sainsbury-may-6-2006-report.pdf National Wild Life Federation (NWF) on safety concerns, state cover-up: http://74.220.215.226/~savethew/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/2007-0409-nwf-knot-analysis-to-date.pdf Save the Wild U.P. Marquette, MI [email protected] www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 Kristi A. Mills, Director 906-250-3350 Adrian Bakker, Executive Secretary [email protected] SWUP Facebook www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20079015072 Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve Big Bay, MI 906-345-9223 [email protected] www.yellowdogwatershed.org Emily Whittaker, executive director [email protected] Cynthia Pryor, Sulfide Mining Campaign Director Wendy Johnson, Preserve Coordinator Chauncey "River Walker" Moran, Yellow Dog RiverrKeeper Concerned Citizens of Big Bay Big Bay, MI Gene Champagne, founder 906-345-9217 [email protected] www.nosulfidemine.com F. Michelle Halley, NWF attorney Marquette, MI 906-361-0520 [email protected] Cedar Tree Institute www.CedarTreeInstitute.org Rev. Jon Magnuson [email protected] 906-228-5494 906-360-5072 Greg Peterson Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor [email protected] 906-401-0109
Views: 655 WAVECleanWater
Kennecott Tells Eagle Rock Campers They Should Leave
 
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Kennecott Tells Eagle Rock Campers They Should Leave
Views: 1356 standfortheland
Inside the Resolution Copper Mine, 1.3 Miles Underground
 
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Mar. 14 -- There are deeper mines in North America than the Resolution mine but none with a single shaft this long. It is a 6,943 foot concrete barrel, 30 feet in diameter bored into the mountain of Arizona and took six years to dig. Bloomberg's Matt Philips journeys toward the center of the earth to check out this engineering marvel. (video by Adam Wolffbrandt)
Views: 283725 Bloomberg
OPEN PIT MINING OF COPPER IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST 1960s MOVIE  57284
 
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Produced by the Marion Power Shovel Company, this fascinating movie looks at copper and copper mining in the 1960s, when the American mines were at peak production and financial troubles loomed. The film looks at the future of mining, including the development of efficiencies to keep mines in business. Open pit mining techniques are shown, with a focus on the Southwest. At 2:00, Bingham Canyon and the Utah Mining Company pit (also known as the Kennecott Copper Mine) is seen. At 2:40, various open pit mines are seen which use either trucks or trains to remove ore. Although they are not named, it's likely that one of them is the Phelps-Dodge mine at Bisbee, Arizona. At 5:40, exploratory core drilling is shown. At 6:30, exploration programs are shown including at 6:43, an engineering team that maps mine development. Various drill systems are seen at 9:00, including the rotary drill. At 10:30, preparations are seen towards using explosives with the burying of dynamite and detonators for excavation. At 12:12, loading of explosives is seen with an emphasis on safe handling. At 14:51, a cage drill is shown in use allowing rocks to be drilled in the field (without being moved by shovels) for explosive removal. At 16:00, a small 4.5 yard bucket shovel is shown being used to move blast debris. At 16:00, a 6-yard loading shovel is seen. At 17:49, overburden waste from the pit is loaded on a train so that it can be moved and dumped at a remote area. At 18:50, a 13-yard shovel is seen in use with a large truck also in use. As the narrator explains, these large size equipment is needed to lower unit costs of copper, and are an economic necessity given the modern financial conditions. At 19:52, the motorized wheel principle of new types of mining trucks is seen, and the narrator comments that next generation trucks will carry over 100 tons of ore. At 22:55, a grader is seen working the mine roads, and the narrator comments about how tires wear out so quickly on the job that they account for up to 1% of mining costs. At 24:30, railroad trains are shown on the move at a mine, moving 60-125 ton per car loads. The narrator comments further on the use of railroads in pit mining. At 26:30, a large shovel is seen loading a train, sprinkling the loads with water to hold down dust. The large boulders in the loads make this type of work dangerous. At 27:16, ore loads are dumped into a crusher at a mill site. At 27:40, a rail waste dump into a slag pile is seen. At 28:00, a train-based grader is used to clear tracks of debris. The narrator notes that the mining railroads are some of the busiest in the USA and the world. At 28:44, new tracks are installed due to various demands, and mechanized railroad ballast systems are used for fast track installation. At 31:20, a skip hoist is seen being used to take ore from a deep, small pit to the surface. At 32:50, a series of leeching ponds is seen, with water percolated through the ponds to precipitate copper. At 34:00, a machine shop is seen at the mine, providing repair and maintenance services at the mine. At 35:40, a heavy repair part is unloaded at the mine using a power shovel. At 36:00, a research laboratory is seen at work, developing new uses of copper in the atomic and other industries. At 36:40, the IBM Ramac computer is seen. The IBM 305 RAMAC was the first commercial computer that used a moving-head hard disk drive (magnetic disk storage) for secondary storage. The film ends with a shot of a heap of pennies, with the narrator noting that the industry is working hard to expand production to fulfill future needs. The Bingham Canyon Mine, more commonly known as Kennecott Copper Mine, is extracting a large porphyry copper deposit southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, in the Oquirrh Mountains. The mine is the largest man-made excavation in the world and produced more copper than any other mine in history – more than 19 million tons. The mine has been in production since 1906, and has resulted in the creation of a pit over 0.6 miles (970 m) deep, 2.5 miles (4 km) wide, and covering 1,900 acres (770 ha). Marion Power Shovel Company was an American firm that designed, manufactured and sold steam shovels, power shovels, blast hole drills, excavators, and dragline excavators. The company was a major supplier of shovels for the construction of the Panama Canal. Founded in Marion, Ohio in August, 1884 as the Marion Steam Shovel Company, the company grew through sales and acquisitions throughout the 20th century. The company changed its name to Marion Power Shovel Company in 1946 to reflect the industry's change from steam power to diesel power. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Views: 4739 PeriscopeFilm
Modern Mining - How Eagle Mine produces nickel and copper
 
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This video will take you step-by-step through Eagle's mining process. In addition, the video explains the techniques we use to find nickel and copper. About us: Eagle Mine is a nickel-copper mine located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The underground mine is expected to produce 360 million pounds of nickel, 295 million pounds of copper and small amounts of other metals over its estimated eight year mine life. Eagle Mine is owned and operated by Lundin Mining Corporation.
Views: 86939 Eagle Mine
Activist Lois Gibbs: RioTinto, Kennecott Sulfide Mine in northern Michigan like Infamous Love Canal
 
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"Mother of the Superfund" Lois Gibbs compared the Upper Peninsula future to infamous Love Canal disaster, during an Oct. 15, 2010 talk at Northern Michigan University (NMU). It appears officials involved in higher education in Marquette, MI were not thrilled by Gibbs talks that opposed the Kennecott Eagle Minerals nickel and copper mines planned for the Yellow Dog Plains near Lake Superior Gibbs talk at NMU almost did not happen because NMU Public Safety officials refused to unlock Jamrich Hall, according to a university employee who propped doors open with a chair and a garbage can. Meanwhile, Gibbs talk to Marquette high school students was canceled when she refused to promise that the sulfide mine would not cross her lips. Gibbs NMU presentation was titled "From the Love Canal to Michigan." Sponsors of Gibbs visit to Marquette include Students for Sustainable Living, Cedar Tree Institute, Save the Wild U.P., Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve. Gibbs said bad decisions made by political and business leaders in Niagara Falls resulted in birth defects, cancer, the uprooting of families and heartache on many levels. "You have a beautiful environment here," said Gibbs, a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. "You have a place that is worth saving." "You have a place that has huge potential for green development," said Gibbs, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, VA. "You have the opportunity here to think about what is the economic growth and development that you want in the U.P." Gibbs led a march from Eagle Rock to the mine front gates (Kennecott Eagle Minerals) where a security guard warned protestors they were too close to the site. Moments before Gibbs arrived with 25 protestors, company officials sent all employees home. For centuries sacred Eagle Rock was the site of Ojibwa religious observances. But Kennecott Minerals and its London-based parent company Rio Tinto plan to blast thru it to make an entrance to their underground mine -- the largest site of nickel and copper ever uncovered. "You (can) stop the economic growth that is not going to benefit the environment," said Gibbs. "This is not the mine that (your) mama and dad use to work - and grand-pappy used to work at -- this is a much more dangerous mine." said Gibbs, noting that the U.P.'s rich history of above ground iron ore (pit) mining is not as dangerous as underground sulfide mining including the sulfuric acid byproduct. "This is a much more dangerous mine and this is a mine that could seriously hurt the water supply, contaminate the lake and become a moonscape," she said. Niagara Falls, NY city fathers "tried to build the economy on a parallel path" and "I see that here," she said. "One was attracting tourists to the area," said Gibbs. Niagara Falls is "one of the seven wonders of the world -- it's absolutely breathtaking." "The second path they were running was an industrial - chemical industry," Gibbs said. "They thought they could run both" but "these are two incompatible paths." "Because when tourists are standing by a river (and) the fish are floating on top of the Niagara River it doesn't make for good tourism," Gibbs said. "When you are standing there smelling chemicals from the chemical plant it does not make good tourism." "On the American side (of Niagara Falls) there is nobody there," she said "If you go to the Canadian side it's bustling ." "Now downtown Niagara Falls is this huge casino where everyone gambles" but "nobody stays." "A mistake was made in Niagara Falls," Cleveland, Detroit and "a number of cities," said Gibbs. Those are "non-sustainable industrial cities." "They are now poverty cities" with "drugs, crime (and) destruction -- It's not what you want to do here (in U.P.)," she said. In 1978, Gibbs found her seven-year-old son's elementary school and neighborhood was built on a 20,000 ton toxic waste dump -- infamous "Love Canal." The government eventually evacuated 833 families - some victims of unusually high rates of cancer and birth defects. During her NMU talk, Gibbs offered support to groups battling sulfide mining from her nonprofit Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ). "CHEJ would be happy to come out and help you," said Gibbs who is continuing her three-decade battle against evil corporations and governments. Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Falls Church, VA www.chej.org 703-237-2249 NMU Students for Sustainable Living [email protected] 269-484-4993 Cedar Tree Institute www.CedarTreeInstitute.org 906-228-5494 Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve www.yellowdogwatershed.org 906-361-5179 Save the Wild U.P. (SWUP) www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 Acid mine drainage & other photos courtesy Carol Stoker, NASA Ames Research Center The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Save the Wild UP Greg Peterson, Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor, 906-401-0109
Views: 485 WAVECleanWater
Baraga County Mine Inspector, Don Carlson, Supports Union Jobs and Safety at Rio Tinto Hearing
 
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Baraga County Mine Inspector, Don Carlson, Supports Union Jobs and Safety at Rio Tinto Hearing on the proposed Humboldt Mill, in Michigan
Views: 345 doncorvette
TRRS 528: LS&I 7 Tilden at the Empire Mine
 
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PALMER, MI - 30 September, 2017 It's just after sunrise on a crisp fall morning near the town of Palmer, situated nearby the much larger Empire Mine complex. Shuttered since August 2016, the dormant iron ore mine still sees trains of the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad, as they stroll by enroute to its sister mine known as the Tilden. With a bit of fog hanging around before the sun could burn it off, it was a peaceful morning to shoot the 7 Tilden Job rolling through the area from above using my DJI Phantom 3 Drone. Consist: - CEFX 1015 [AC44CW] - CEFX 1005 [AC44CW] - 120 cars [Empty Ore Jennies] Location/Time: - LS&I Ore Sub, Palmer, MI, Empire Mine, on 30 Sep 2017, at 08:18 EDT Curious about how the railroads in this video are laid out on the map? Check out my Google Map Overlay of Michigan’s Railroads, via this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GeSrFy52MXs042KZKSmcPRMInTY&usp=sharing Thanks for watching! Make sure to leave a like and subscribe, for more from the Thornapple River Rail Series! Your support keeps this channel rolling – don’t forget to leave your thoughts and questions in the comments below! Also like TRRS on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/thornappleriverproductions Videography Equipment: - Primary: Sony FDR-AX53 4K Camcorder - Secondary: Sony HDR-PJ790V HD Camcorder - Aerial Platform: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Drone - Radio Scanner: Uniden Bearcat BC125AT - Edited with: Cyberlink PowerDirector 16 Created by Alex Christmas. Copyright 2018, as the Thornapple River Rail Series, All Rights Reserved
Massive shovel at mine
 
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Cliffs Natural Resources unveils a massive new shovel at a mine in Marquette County.
Views: 2263 TV6 & FOX UP
Tell Rio Tinto to STOP precarious work
 
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Around the world, Rio Tinto is attacking permanent jobs. They are stripping workers of pay and entitlements by moving them onto precarious contracts, leaving them vulnerable. STOP workers from being chewed up by the global mining giant. Tell Rio Tinto to STOP precarious work.
Views: 1311 CFMEUMINING
How Minnesota Rejected Sulfide Mining
 
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Call Governor Mark Dayton and tell him why you oppose sulfide mining in Minnesota 1-800-657-3717 #StopPolyMet #Minnesotaforcleanwater #PolyMet #GoPolyMet
abandoned buildings & railroad tracks in a possible ghost town: henderson, michigan
 
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looks like there might have been some sort of railroad loading station at one time, maybe for logging or something, but the tracks aren't used any more and there is not much else remaining. the small industrial building is a short way down the road from the field and the intersection with the old signage is a couple miles in the other direction. ..... This video was created and uploaded by someone who is homeless. Would somebody finally please help me with the problem I need help with? Information about the problem I need help with can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1Zh-A6CdnvoRuO13Xm_es_7NcXKjEpW7
Views: 69933 BlackSheepTV
Kennecott C-8 April 2013
 
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Transco Industries has recently engineered and constructed a large overland conveyor belt change out at Utah Kennecott Copper Company. System dimensions were 15,000 feet long ST 3500 Goodyear by 72" wide. Space for change out was limited and overall scope of job was challenging. Transco built all equipment used in this video and our Transco crews are pictured doing the work. Transco is your best choice to run a large turn key overland belt change out. Hope this video helps you understand what we at Transco do.
Views: 366 Jason Brown
Palmer, MI
 
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Views: 2463 grumman234
THE STORY OF COPPER MINING, Shows mining methods. Reel 1 dramatizes a prospector's discovery of ...
 
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Shows mining methods. Reel 1 dramatizes a prospector's discovery of copper in Alaska. He finds a sponsor, stakes a claim, and begins a small mine. Reel 2, copper is mined at Kennecott, Alaska. Shows a quarry mine at Bisbee, Arizona, an open pit mine at Ruth, Nevada, and a pit mine at Jerome, Alaska. Reel 3 shows glacier mining in Alaska and shrinkage stop mining in Arizona. Reel 4 shows the filled stope method in Michigan; and the horizontal cut and fill method at Jerome; and vein mining at Butte,... Date: 1934 - 1975 Creators: Department of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. Pittsburgh Experiment Station. 1934-1/19/1975 (Most Recent) From: Series: Public Information Films and Video Recordings, 1934 1860 - 1975 1995 Record Group 70: Records of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1860 - 1995 localIdentifier: 70.126 naId: 12449 More at http://www.FLYKVNY.com
Tom Casperson Gives Pro-Kennecott Speech at "Jobs" Rally
 
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Former State Representative, Tom Casperson gives a Speech at a "Jobs" Rally, in Marquette, Michigan. Casperson claims that Rio Tinto opponents say "we are evil" and "are taking our very way of life away from us."
Views: 224 standfortheland
Love Canal Warrior Lois Gibbs: Michigan Sulfide Mines may pollute Lake Superior, leave moonscape
 
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"Mother of the Superfund" Lois Gibbs compared the Upper Peninsula future to infamous Love Canal disaster, during an Oct. 15, 2010 talk at Northern Michigan University (NMU). It appears officials involved in higher education in Marquette, MI were not thrilled by Gibbs talks that opposed the Kennecott Eagle Minerals nickel and copper mines planned for the Yellow Dog Plains near Lake Superior Gibbs talk at NMU almost did not happen because NMU Public Safety officials refused to unlock Jamrich Hall, according to a university employee who propped doors open with a chair and a garbage can. Meanwhile, Gibbs talk to Marquette high school students was canceled when she refused to promise that the sulfide mine would not cross her lips. Gibbs NMU presentation was titled "From the Love Canal to Michigan." Sponsors of Gibbs visit to Marquette include Students for Sustainable Living, Cedar Tree Institute, Save the Wild U.P., Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve. Gibbs said bad decisions made by political and business leaders in Niagara Falls resulted in birth defects, cancer, the uprooting of families and heartache on many levels. "You have a beautiful environment here," said Gibbs, a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. "You have a place that is worth saving." "You have a place that has huge potential for green development," said Gibbs, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, VA. "You have the opportunity here to think about what is the economic growth and development that you want in the U.P." Gibbs led a march from Eagle Rock to the mine front gates (Kennecott Eagle Minerals) where a security guard warned protestors they were too close to the site. Moments before Gibbs arrived with 25 protestors, company officials sent all employees home. For centuries sacred Eagle Rock was the site of Ojibwa religious observances, but Kennecott Minerals and its London-based parent company Rio Tinto plan to blast thru it to make an entrance to their underground mine -- the largest site of nickel and copper ever uncovered. "You (can) stop the economic growth that is not going to benefit the environment," said Gibbs. "This is not the mine that (your) mama and dad use to work - and grand-pappy used to work at -- this is a much more dangerous mine." said Gibbs, noting that the U.P.'s rich history of above ground iron ore (pit) mining is not as dangerous as underground sulfide mining including the sulfuric acid byproduct. "This is a much more dangerous mine and this is a mine that could seriously hurt the water supply, contaminate the lake and become a moonscape," Gibbs said. Niagara Falls, NY city fathers "tried to build the economy on a parallel path" and "I see that here," she said. "One was attracting tourists to the area," said Gibbs. Niagara Falls is "one of the seven wonders of the world -- it's absolutely breathtaking." "The second path they were running was an industrial - chemical industry," Gibbs said. "They thought they could run both" but "these are two incompatible paths." "Because when tourists are standing by a river (and) the fish are floating on top of the Niagara River it doesn't make for good tourism," Gibbs said. "When you are standing there smelling chemicals from the chemical plant it does not make good tourism." "On the American side (of Niagara Falls) there is nobody there," she said "If you go to the Canadian side it's bustling ." "Now downtown Niagara Falls is this huge casino where everyone gambles" but "nobody stays." "A mistake was made in Niagara Falls," Cleveland, Detroit and "a number of cities," said Gibbs. Those are "non-sustainable industrial cities." "They are now poverty cities" with "drugs, crime (and) destruction -- It's not what you want to do here (in U.P.)," she said. In 1978, Gibbs found her seven-year-old son's elementary school and neighborhood was built on a 20,000 ton toxic waste dump -- infamous "Love Canal." The government eventually evacuated 833 families - some victims of unusually high rates of cancer and birth defects. During her NMU talk, Gibbs offered support to groups battling sulfide mining from her nonprofit Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ). "CHEJ would be happy to come out and help you," said Gibbs who is continuing her three-decade battle against evil corporations and governments. Related Links: Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) Falls Church, VA www.chej.org 703-237-2249 NMU Students for Sustainable Living [email protected] 269-484-4993 Cedar Tree Institute www.CedarTreeInstitute.org 906-228-5494 Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve www.yellowdogwatershed.org 906-361-5179 Save the Wild U.P. (SWUP) www.savethewildup.org 906-228-4444 Acid mine drainage & other photos courtesy Carol Stoker, NASA Ames Research Center The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Save the Wild UP Greg Peterson, Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute, volunteer media advisor, 906-401-0109
Views: 712 YOOPERNEWSMAN
Our Land Deserves to be Protected
 
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Our land, our families, our jobs all deserve protection from the harm that stems from sulfide mining. Stop Sulfide Mining! www.savethewildup.com
Views: 626 nosulfidemining
Grossly Overstated Economic Benefits of Sulfide and Uranium Mining and Michigan - Michelle Halley
 
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The reality of the economic development of sulfide mining in Michigan is that there aren't going to be many local jobs - the mining companies overselling the perceived economic benefit. Thanks to Michelle Halley from the National Wildlife Federation for talking with us.
Views: 277 savemiwater
Protestor at Public Hearing on Rio Tinto Michigan Mine Road
 
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Protestor at Public Hearing on Rio Tinto Michigan Mine Road for the proposed Eagle Mine.
Views: 311 doncorvette
Kennecott Security Turned Away.mov
 
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Kennecott's security is a little camera shy and is trying to get in to Eagle Rock while a ceremony is taking place. The security guy says that they should have been informed before but Chalsea Smith suggests they are under no obligation to keep Kennecott informed about ceremonies or ask permission.
Views: 934 standfortheland
Senator Casperson:  Kennicott/Lundin Mining and the Eagle Mine still safe and clean.
 
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Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson cites data proving that, many years after doom and gloom were predicted by many, the mine is an assett to the U.P.
Crack Rio Tinto Investigator Explains that Eagle Mine Opponents are Liars
 
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Crack Rio Tinto Investigator Explains that Eagle Mine Opponents are Liars; No proof offered
Views: 352 doncorvette
Sulfide Mining - Not a Done Deal
 
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Whimsical silent comedy about sulfide mining threats to Michigan's fresh water in homage to Charlie Chaplin.
Views: 2279 savethewildup
Vote Rio Tinto for Greenwash Gold 2012
 
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Vote Rio Tinto for Greenwash Gold: http://www.greenwashgold.org/index.php/rio-tinto The metal for the 2012 Olympics medals is being provided by Rio Tinto, a massive British mining company. Metal for the medals will come from the company's Kennecott Bingham Canyon mine in Utah, USA, and its Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia. Groups in Utah are protesting about air pollution from Rio Tinto's Bingham Canyon operations, which contributes to hundreds of premature deaths each year in the Salt Lake City area. Planned expansion would make the situation worse. The Oyu Tolgoi mine will use enormous quantities of water in a desert region, and campaigners there accuse the company of poor planning and failure to share information with the public. But these are not the only concerns about Rio Tinto. The company's Ranger Uranium Mine in Australia is routinely spilling radioactive water into the surrounding area and is opposed by Aboriginal communities. Rio Tinto has been accused of association with human rights abuses around its now-closed Kelian Gold Mine in Indonesia and the Grasberg copper and gold mine in West Papua. In Bougainville, in the Pacific, the company hopes to reopen a copper mine which caused such catastrophic pollution that local people closed it down. Vicious repression of anti-mine protesters by the Government of Papua New Guinea sparked a war. In the USA, Rio Tinto is accused of violation of Indigenous treaty rights in Michigan, a legacy of pollution in Wisconsin, and planning destructive projects in Alaska and Arizona. And it has a history of appalling labour relations. Rio Tinto is bad news for many communities around the world. Its operations have failed to provide adequate protection of public health, the environment, workers and human rights. It is a scandal that it should be providing the metal for the London Olympic medals. Vote Rio Tinto for Greenwash Gold 2012! Directed and animated by Irene Fuga - www.irenefuga.com Sound and Music by Nathaniel Robin Special effects and additional animation by David Lopez Retamero
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Exploring a future record setting copper mine
 
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Located 70-miles east of Phoenix is the town of Superior, and what one day will be the largest most productive copper mine in the United States. The only problem is the rich ore deposit is buried 7,000 feet underground. The owners of the mine haven't even started mining yet because they have to get to it first.
Views: 6924 FOX 10 Phoenix
Hear Police/Fire Dispatch: 2012 Acid Spill at Cursed Kennecott Eagle Mine U.P. of Mich.
 
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100 gallon spill of Hydrochloric Acid at new Kennecott Mine on Yellow Dog Plains Another of several foreboding incidents involving the mine cursed by the owners desecration of sacred Eagle Rock, that for thousands of years was a ceremonial and religious site for the Anishinaabe. Chemical spill at Kennecott Mine: Saturday, July 7 at 6:03 a.m. A central dispatcher at the Negaunee Post sends the Powell Township Fire Department to a "chemical leak" at the new Kennecott Mine and firefighters were advised to wear air packs to protect respiration (protect breathing, lungs). A short time later, Powell Township fire officials request mutual aid from the Marquette Township Fire Department because the department has an air pack recharging system called "an air trailer." Kennecott and its parent company evil Rio Tinto had vowed that there would never be a spill because of a new system. https://www.miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/577570/Acid-spill-contained-at-Eagle-Mine.html http://www.wndu.com/news/michigan/headlines/Chemical_leak_cleaned_up_at_site_of_UP_nickel_mine_161676715.html http://www.i4u.com/2012/07/michigan/spill-eagle-contained-mine-acid The maker of this video thanks Chicago area band Dragon Fire Parade for the use of their music: Andy Wicklund, Chris Hammond, Peter Nemanich and Tim Obert Since the Rio Tinto/Kennecott Destroyed sacred Eagle Rock: A mine geologist was killed violently in an off-site accident three days after start of desecration and a rare tornado hit the mine on day of first public tour Now an acid spill! What is next? Collapse, Death and Destruction?
Views: 810 YOOPERNEWSMAN
Kennecott Disrespects the Sacred Fire
 
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Kennecott won't allow an elder to close down the sacred fire at Eagle Rock.
Views: 582 standfortheland
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community resists RTZ's Yellow Dog mine
 
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In the upper peninsula of Michigan Ojibwe community and non-Indian allies resist metallic sulphide mining destruction.
Views: 689 IndianCountryTV
Fox UP from Big Bay, MI
 
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Thanks to Fox UP in Big Bay, MI for helping us to spread the message of 'Get back UP Today'! Beth is excited to keep running to help inspire others.
Views: 594 GetBackUpToday
We All Stand Against Sulfide Mining
 
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People from all walks of life take a stand against sulfide mining in Michigan's Upper Pennisula.
Views: 645 nosulfidemining
Going into a Mine
 
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Friends and I go into a Mine in Michigan.
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Eagle Mine truck removed from County Road 550
 
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Views: 139 TV6 & FOX UP
Rio Tinto Power Line
 
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Rio Tinto plans to extend electrical power to service its proposed Eagle Mine, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The company expects a private landowner to provide his own land for free to the company to make construction easier. Rio Tinto still has to apply for a mining permit amendment for the electric construction but has not done so yet.
Views: 239 doncorvette
Kennecott Feeds Police While Arresting Native Americans at Eagle Rock
 
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Kennecott feeds local law enforcement subs, chips and pop at Eagle Rock while arresting two Native Americans for "trespassing." Chris Chosa was in chains while the police ate their picnic meal.
Views: 860 standfortheland
What is "Sulfide Mining"?
 
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The mining industry hates the term, but Paula Maccabee explains why "sulfide mine" is a much more appropriate way to describe PolyMet's proposed project than "copper-nickel mine".
Views: 1186 WaterLegacy
Please help protect 721 acres of the Great Salt Lake and its wetlands from Kennecott / Rio Tinto
 
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Please help protect 721 acres of the Great Salt Lake and its wetlands. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating a permit application to construct the Kennecott Tailings Impoundment Expansion project, which would result in impacts to approximately 721 acres of waters, including wetlands, adjacent to the Great Salt Lake. The project site encompasses approximately 1,992 acres of land. You can protect the Great Salt Lake. Send an email to the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding SPK-2009-01213-UO Email: [email protected] Once you cover a wetland with a 3 story tall pile of mining waste, it will be forever destroyed. Please let John Urbanic know that thousands of birds use the area in the destruction zone of the proposed Kennecott Utah Copper / Rio Tinto Tailings Ponds Expansion. Let John know that Kennecott Utah Copper / Rio Tinto has already polluted the ground water and air in Magna, Utah and beyond. They emit tons of waste every year. Let him know that you don't want any more tributaries and wetlands of the Great Salt Lake destroyed by Kennecott Utah Copper / Rio Tinto. The wetlands and the tributaries will forever be destroyed if this expansion project is approved. Let him know that the wetlands along the shorelines of the Great Salt Lake cannot be replaced. Please ask him to protect what's left of the wetlands and shorelines and tributaries surrounding the current Kennecott/Rio Tinto tailings ponds, smokestack, industrial plant, and waste water ponds. Let him know how toxic these tailings ponds are already, and how the dust from the waste from the smelters and the tailings ponds wafts into the Salt Lake Valley. Let him know that the Tailings Ponds are too big already and should not be made taller or larger. The Tailings Ponds (aka toxic mining waste dumps) should never have been placed on the wetlands in the first place. They are so large that people living in Magna can't even see the Great Salt Lake anymore! Let him know that the wetlands under the tailings ponds were obliterated when the US Army Corps of Engineers issued their previous permit to Kennecott Utah Copper / Rio Tinto for their current Tailings Ponds. Please let him know we don't need any more mitigation projects. Please read the public notice. http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Portals/12/documents/regulatory/public_notices/200901213-NOI-PN.pdf Please email your public comments to [email protected] or send a letter to the address below. Photographs and videos that are labelled are accepted for public comment. Videos must have a written transcript to go with them. John Urbanic, Senior Project Manager US Army Corps of Engineers, Utah Regulatory Office 533 West 2600 South, Suite 150 Bountiful, Utah 84010 Email: [email protected] Be sure to reference "SPK-2009-01213-UO proposed Kennecott Utah Copper Tailings Expansion Project" in your email or letter so that your public comment will considered as an alternative to protect the Great Salt Lake ecosystem. Join the conversation on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/EvaporatingShorelines Watch our full length work in progress documentary on YouTube.