Russia: scientists create titanium-tantalum alloy

Scientists at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Novosibirsk state technical university have developed a new technology to make titanium-tantalum alloys. As the result they have received a highly corrosion-resistant material, which is only slightly damaged by the aggressive environment. A pilot chemical mini-reactor has been constructed using this technology. After experiments, the term…

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Russia: Nornickel and Murmansk region government agree to cooperate in environmental protection

On March 28, Nornickel’s Vice President – State Secretary, GR Elena Bezdenezhnykh and Murmansk region governor Marina Kovtun signed the cooperation Agreement AS part of environmental campaigns conducted in Russia in 2017, namely the Year of Environmental Protection and the Year of Specially Protected Natural Areas. The agreement is aimed at furthering environmental cooperation in…

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Uzbekistan: NMMC starts building new hydrometallurgical plant

Uzbekistan’s Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Complex JSC started construction of the fifth hydrometallurgical plant at the Auminza-Amantai gold ore deposit. The country’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev attended the plant’s groundbreaking ceremony on March 28. The new plant, worth $396 million, is expected to annually process five million tons of ore. Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Complex is…

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Ukraine: court to hear lawsuit on termination of contract on ZTMK creation

Donetsk business court of appeals has satisfied a counterclaim of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) and ordered the business court of Zaporizhia region to hear the lawsuit of SAPO seeking the termination of the contract between the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) and offshore company Tolexis Trading Limited (Cyprus), a part of Dmytro…

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