SHANGHAI, Nov. 4 (SMM) –
Jiangxi Plans to Cut Problematic Tailing Ponds below 5% by 2015
Tailing ponds in Jiangxi province are mainly distributed in Xinyu (94), Ganzhou (75), Ji’an (75), Shangrao (57), Jiujiang (29), Yichun (18), with the number of tailing ponds in these six regions accounting for 91.57% of the total number across the province. Jiangxi province plans to eliminate most of dangerous ponds by 2015 and cut the proportion of problematic tailing ponds in the province to less than 5%. Besides, all tailing ponds near rivers and lakes will be upgraded and fortified, and emission from ponds which may contain toxicant should be controlled within limits.
Among the 380 tailing ponds in Jiangxi, 64 of them have been suspended, 61 are situated along the upper reaches of rivers. Besides, 52 of them are located along rivers and lakes. The financial inability and historical causes left these ponds of great danger, with negatively affecting livings and production of local residents and environment of the province.
MLR: Investment in Prospecting Exceeds 120 Bln Yuan in 2012
China made significant progress in prospecting of coal, oil, natural gas, iron ore, copper ore, tungsten ore, molybdenum ore, and gold in 2012, China’s Ministry of Land & Resources reported October 30. The report indicated a 61.6-billion-tonne growth in proven reserves for coal. Proven reserves for iron ore, copper ore, and gold ore also increased by 4 billion tonnes, 4.31 million tonnes, and 9.17 million tonnes, respectively. Total investment in ore prospecting exceeded 120 billion yuan.