BC Hydro agrees to pay 1M to municipality affected by Site C

BC Hydro agrees to pay $1M to municipality affected by Site C dam by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 12, 2017 5:08 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – The District of Hudson’s Hope on the edge of the Peace River in northeastern B.C. has reached a $1-million agreement with BC Hydro for compensation to mitigate the impacts of the Site C hydroelectric dam.A joint news release from Hudson’s Hope and Hydro says they’ve reached a partnership agreement after extensive discussions.The release says the funding includes a one-time payment of $442,000 in recognition of lands affected by the dam project and a donation of $268,000 to support community facilities and infrastructure.Community leaders has previously said the $8.8-billion dam under construction on the river would put over 1,000 hectares of land in the district territory at risk of erosion.Hudson’s Hope Coun. Dave Heiberg says the agreement will support quality services and infrastructure for district residents.The controversial dam has faced protests and legal action from landowners, First Nations and human-rights groups, but construction is moving ahead with the federal government approving permits last year to allow work to begin on diverting water flows. read more

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Patent granted in Australia for a method for leaching of a coppercontaining

first_imgAlexander Mining has received notification from the Commissioner of Patents in Australia that its MetaLeach subsidiary has been granted a Standard Patent for a Method for Leaching of a Copper-containing Ore, patent number 2011200703 (this is derived from the Australian national phase entry from the corresponding PCT/AU2008/001027 application).  The patent has a standard term of 20 years from the effective date of 11 July 2008 (being date of filing). The patent covers the leaching of copper from a copper-containing ore using the method steps of curing the ore using a curing agent to produce a cured ore which is leached at atmospheric pressure through the application of an ammonium carbonate solution containing free ammonia.  The pregnant leach solution thus produced is passed onto a means for metals recovery.Martin Rosser, Chief Executive Officer, said: “The grant of a patent in Australia for a Method for Leaching of a Copper-containing Ore is a significant milestone in the protection of the company’s AmmLeach® intellectual property.  It is particularly noteworthy given Australia’s robust patenting regime and status as having one of the world’s biggest mining industries, and with significant potential for our AmmLeach technology.   The new patent is core to our portfolio of patents and patent applications designed to protect the company’s development of unique intellectual property and inventions.”last_img read more

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