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On the plus side, though, the research also showed that innovations in technology, both high- and low-tech, hold enormous promise for improving miner safety by providing early warnings of impending disasters and by providing rescuers with better techniques for locating and rescuing trapped miners. In the final analysis, the technology already exists to accomplish these improvements and it remains a matter of establishing the relevant priorities at the state and federal levels to ensure that all mines are equipped with these devices before disaster strikes, and that these technologies are available for rescue efforts when the inevitable does occur. Future studies should investigate how these technologies can be deployed more cost effectively for developing nations and what steps should be taken ahead of time to ensure that these devices provide the maximum amount of protection for the investments involved.
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Activated Alumina is the latest type of polymer bead is infused with iron oxide in an attempt to develop a one-step coagulation process for arsenic removal in drinking water (American Chemical Society, 2006). This technology is still under development and will be available in the future, as a potential answer to the arsenic problem at the Deloro Mine. The primary technologies being used in arsenic removal rely on coagulation and
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