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Glencore to restart Hunter Valley underground mine

Glencore has announced plans to restart the Integra underground coal mine in the Upper Hunter Valley for two years, creating up to 275 new jobs. The company acquired the underground mine, formerly...

Return of the black lung to face Senate inquiry

A Senate inquiry into the return of the deadly black lung disease has been announced this week. Six Queensland coal miners have been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, or black lung...

Queensland coal mine dust double the limit

Dust levels at a Queensland coal mine where three miners have been diagnosed with the deadly black lung disease have been recorded up to six times the legal limit. Three workers at Vale’s Carborough...

BHP hit with $7.2b lawsuit after Brazil mine disaster

The Brazilian Government intends to sue Samarco, Vale and BHP for $7.2b for clean-up costs and damages after dams collapsed at their iron ore operation in Minas Gerais killing 13 people. According to...

Strong contenders at safety innovations awards

The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference 2015 has gone off with a bang, with hundreds of delegates gathering in Townsville until tomorrow. With a program packed full of safety...