That people in south-east St Elizabeth are joyful at news of the resumption of bauxite mining in their region this month, and even more importantly the planned reopening of the Alpart alumina refinery by the end of 2016, shouldn't surprise anyone As we have pointed out previously, the collapse of .
KINGSTON, Apr 6 2001 (IPS) - A land use and forest cover study to determine the rate of deforestation and to kick-start a forestry conservation programme here has revealed that bauxite mining is the single largest contributor to deforestation in Jamaica In 50 years of operation the industry has .
Based in Pittsburgh and controlled by the Mellon and Davis families, its interests include bauxite mining in Jamaica, Surinam, the Dominican Republic, Australia, Guinea and Brazil, as well as the US Alcoa cut its dependence on Caribbean bauxite from 84 percent in 1972 to 38 percent in 1975 Its smelters are located in the US, Australia .
Alcan (now Rio Tinto) has had a long history in Jamaica, constructing two alumina refineries there in the 1950s In 2001 Alcan sold its bauxite mining and alumina plants in Jamaica but kept responsibility for many of the bauxite residue sites with the intention of safely remediating them to an agreed standard and transferring ownership ,
Jamaica's Golden Future of Bauxite | Black Agenda Report
by John MaxwellCorporate exploitation of Jamaica’s bauxite, an essential component of aluminum, has ravaged a tropical paradise In addition to mangling the landscape and silting the once-pristine rivers, bauxite mining has degraded the social order
Search is on for new bauxite sources for Noranda ,
The Jamaican Government is said to be identifying new mining sites for licensing to the operators of Noranda Jamaica, to replace land now denied the bauxite company within the protected boundaries of the Cockpit Country
Jamalco is a joint venture between Noble Group and Clarendon Alumina Production (CAP) with a focus on bauxite mining and alumina production The company started as a bauxite mining venture by Alcoa in 1959 and exported its first shipment of bauxite ,
Bauxite mining in Cockpit Country, Jamaica | EJAtlas
Bauxite is the source mineral of aluminium In Jamaica, ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America), the largest producer of aluminum in the world, has been mining bauxite since 1963, converting Jamaica in the sixth largest bauxite producer in the world, right after Australia, Guinea, Brazil, China and India
Noranda Invades Cockpit Country With Bauxite Mining ,
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is alarmed to receive reports that extension of haul roads and deployment of mining equipment has begun within Cockpit Country borders south of Stewart Town Despite numerous assurances from the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) that bauxite mining would not be .
Jamaica has natural resources, primarily bauxite, and an ideal climate conducive to agriculture and also tourismThe discovery of bauxite in the 1940s and the subsequent establishment of the bauxite-alumina industry shifted Jamaica's economy from sugar and bananasBy the 1970s, Jamaica had emerged as a world leader in export of ,
St Ann Bauxite Ltd: Private Company Information - ,
Jun 11, 2018· St Ann Bauxite Ltd is a bauxite mining company The company is based in Discovery Bay, Jamaica As of 10/04/2004, Century Aluminum Co and Noranda Finance Inc acquired 50% interest each in alumina refining and related bauxite mining assets from Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation Alumina .
Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, formerly St Ann Bauxite Jamaica Limited and prior to that Kaiser Jamaica Bauxite Company, is a partnership between Noranda Bauxite Limited (NBL), a Jamaican limited liability company, and the Government of Jamaica Noranda Bauxite Limited has a 49% interest in the partnership and holds ,
One of Jamaica’s most important minerals, a downside strain on the environment Bauxite: Other Impacts - Major deforestation and destruction of habitats - Threat to wildlife and endanger species close to mining sites - Soil erosion and land slides as well as loss of life due to mining - Pollution .