Real-Time Geotechnical Characterisation In Underground Mines Improving Safety

By Bongani Dlamini

Australia’s mining sector has been encouragingly proactive in implementing safety initiatives that have resulted in a significant reduction in underground coal mine roadway failures and instabilities, but there is still room for improvement using the measurement while drilling (MWD) concept for characterising the coal mine roof.

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Poland’s PGE urged to ditch plans for new lignite mine

PGE, Poland’s biggest electric utility, one of the most coal- and carbon-intensive energy companies in Europe, risks prolonging serious, recent financial under-performance, if it endorses a forthcoming strategy that continues to support coal, gas and a new lignite mine, delaying the replacement of fossil fuels with renewables.

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