Virginia Sand and Gravel Operation Faces OppositionMore than 800 opponents signed a petition to voice their concerns about a proposed South Shore Sand and Gravel mine near Pikes Lake in Iron River, Wis. The town board voted 5-0 to deny President Ralph Frostman’s permit for the operation, but the fight isn’t over. The matter is to be taken up by…

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NIOSH Presents Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Awards

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, in conjunction with the Industrial Minerals Association–North America (IMA-NA), the National Mining Association (NMA), and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), recognized four organizations in their respective industry sectors, some for developing new safety tools and systems, and others for instituting new health protocols to keep their…

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