The failure of the Mount Polley tailings dam on August 4th 2014 in Canadian British Columbia, is considered to be one of the most damaging environmental catastrophes in coal mining. 4.5 million m3 of toxic mud and 10 ... →
Bad news for Centerra Gold: In late May 2016, Kumtor Operating Company, a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company in Kyrgyzstan, was fined US$ 10,000 due to severe environmental damage. Kumtor operates the largest gold mine in Kyrgyzstan and Kumtor ... →
The Rosia Montana gold mine will seemingly not be put into operation in the near future. According to the “Deutsche Welle”, the Rosia Montana Cultural landscape has been added to the tentative list of Romania’s UNESCO world heritage sites.. This ... →
Human Rights Violations in the DRC
AngloGold Ashanti is developing a goldmine in the Ituri district of the DRC. Issues of potential environmental impacts, social conflict, lacking community consent, displacement and corporate accountability exist.
Despite years of dialogue, AngloGold Ashanti ... →