Ukraine: former workers of Crimean Titanium plant explain hazardous emissions

Ukrainian journalists tracked down former employees of the Crimean Titanium plant, who explained why a chemical disaster occurred. The reason lays in grave violations of the technology process to dispose of hazardous substances – leftovers of titanium production. “For three years, hydrolysis acid has been drained into settling reservoirs in full violation of technology,” ex-worker…


Russia: Norilsk Nickel launches $2.5-billion environment protection project

Russian metals producer Norilsk Nickel has launched a $2.5-billion environment protection initiative Sulphur Project at one of the two planned facilities, the company said.

The project was started on the Medny plant and will later be launched at the Nadezhdinsky smelter. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: RUSAL expected to register in local offshore zone in October 2018

Russia’s Economic Development Ministry expects aluminum producer UC RUSAL to finish registration in a special administrative region in October, Minister Maxim Oreshkin declared on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum on September 11. “The law will come into force soon, now all bylaws are being prepared, there will be some adjustments including legislative adjustments.…


Russia: KMEZ finishes assembly of new gas-purifying equipment

Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has assembled the main equipment of the LUHR gas filter.

It is used to purify gases of the main copper-smelting machine of the company – the MAERZ furnace.

The filter is expected to be commissioned this year.

The cost of the project is 200 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Alexander Popov appointed BGOK CEO

Alexander Popov has been appointed the CEO of Bystrinskoye Mining and Processing Works effective as of September 3.

He has previously worked in Kuzbassugol, Vorkutaugok, Olkon and Krasniy Kotelschik.

The ex-CEO of BGOK Vladimir Nakivayko has been working at Nornickel enterprises for 25 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Novolynskaya mine raided

Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, has reported a raider attempt to seize the Novovolynskaya mine No. 9. “Early on September 10 some 30 unidentified people arrived at the enterprise with the acting CEO of the state enterprise Volynugol Andrei Pilipyuk. They refused to identify themselves, they all wore black…