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Ambush on mining company convoy kills 37 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday. Montreal-based Semafo said the violence took place about 25 miles from its Boungou Mine in Burkina Faso’s Eastern region while five buses of employees were being accompanied by a military escort.

Idaho tribe sues mining company over pollution at idle site

The Nez Perce Tribe has filed a lawsuit to force a Canadian company to clean up an idle central Idaho mining area – which the company says it plans to do if it gets approval from U.S. officials to restart mining. The tribe contends in the lawsuit filed Thursday that Midas Gold is illegally allowing arsenic, cyanide and mercury to remain in the area where the tribe has hunting and fishing rights. Midas Gold has never mined in the area but has acquired existing mining claims

100 Years Ago in Spokane: Miners get more pay

Miners in the Coeur d’Alene mining district got a boost in pay from $4.25 to $4.75 per shift. The move was announced at a meeting of the principal operators in Wallace, Idaho.

U.S. mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found.

U.S. mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, the Associated Press has found.