Arizona University Opens Global Mining Law Center

The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona (UA) has established the Global Mining Law Center, an interdisciplinary unit that will educate lawyers and others involved with the global mining industry.

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New Packaging Solution Meets Mine Meal Delivery Challenges

Some of the 1,700 workers at the Ambatovy project who are now receiving thrice-daily meals in new eco- and foodfriendly packaging.The challenge of delivering up to 5,000 meals every day for miners at a world-class nickel project has been simplified with a switch to a sustainable new meal delivery tray, according to British company Bullseye Distributors. The changeover occurred at the $5 billion Ambatovy mine in Madagascar, which is ramping up to become the largest finished nickel and cobalt operation from lateritic ore in the world. The Ambatovy project is a vertically integrated nickel and cobalt mining, processing, refining and marketing joint venture between subsidiaries of Sherritt (40% ownership), Sumitomo (27.5%), Korea Resources (27.5%), and SNC-Lavalin (5%). Sherritt is the operator of the facilities.


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Monitoring Service Keeps a 24/7 Eye on Equipment Operators

A fatigue-monitoring analyst examines incoming data at Cat’s around-the-clock monitoring center.Caterpillar has launched an around-the-clock equipment operator monitoring service offering customers the ability to monitor what it describes as the “primary variable” impacting their operations―the human factor. Through in-cab and wearable safety technologies, Caterpillar said it now can provide customers with visibility to both machine and operator information. Inside Caterpillar’s 24/7 Monitoring Center, analysts correlate data about the health and productivity of operators and equipment to reveal the level of conditions such as fatigue and distraction and their impact on operations.

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