Rio Tinto QIT Madagascar Minerals purchase MP-5

The mine site will now use both MP5 and MP5.Web to manage their environmental data

QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) is a company owned by Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium (RTIT) and has created a mining operation on the tropical island of Madagascar, which lies in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. The mine came on line in December 2008 and recovers the ilmanite mineral from the coastal dunes and dredging operations. The material, after primary purification on site, is sent to QIT's smelting complex in Canada which then produces a 90% pure titanium dioxide slag for use in the paint and pigment industry and in the production of titanium metal.

The operation itself requires the company to monitor and manage a whole series of environmental impacts and data is collected on meteorology (e.g. rainfall, temperature, pressure, wind speed), surface water, mine effluent, groundwater, air quality, noise, waste and inspections. Prior to the use of MP5 this data was collected and managed in a large number of disparate access databases and Excel spreadsheets.

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