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Acid drainage: the global environmental crisis you’ve ...

14/09/2017  Geamana is one of Romania’s greatest ecological disasters, surpassed only in 2000 when a gold mine in Baia Mare in the north of the country spilled an

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The Baia Mare Gold Mine Cyanide Spill: Causes, Impacts

12/04/2000  The Aurul disaster in late January 2000 was by no means the only recent accident in a Romanian mine. Only one week later, the Remin SA company in Baia Mare released cyanide-contaminated water to ...

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Romania hit by $4.4bn damages claim over stalled gold

Memories are still fresh in Romania of the 2000 Baia Mare disaster, when a dam at another mining project overflowed, sending cyanide-contaminated water into the Danube and other rivers.

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Romania Backtracks on Bid to Protect Roman Gold Mine in ...

13/07/2018  The bitter fight concerns a foreign company's proposal to build Europe’s largest open-pit gold mine at a historic site called Roșia Montană. In the

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Cyanide spill "a catastrophe of European dimensions ...

Hungary, Romania and Serbia are all demanding damages from the gold mine's owners, a Romanian joint stock company, Aurul S.A. The majority share is held by the Australian company, Esmeralda ...

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Romania's unsolved communist ecological disaster ...

19/03/2015  At the moment, Romania is still considering a Canadian mining project for Rosia Montana gold mine. The project would use 40 tons of cyanide a day to extract over 300 tons of gold. It

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East: Cyanide Spill Points To Mining Safety Failures

02/02/2000  A cyanide spill at a Romanian gold mine last month that has been described as an environmental disaster has put the spotlight on the mining industry. RFE/RL correspondent Tuck Wesolowsky looks at ...

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The Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare, Romania

Romania’s northwestern border with Ukraine and Hungary. It has a long history of mining, especially in gold, silver, lead, zinc, copper, manganese and salt. Waste at the county’s seven key mining sites is stored in ponds and 215 waste (“tailings”) dams. The county

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Romania split over Europe’s biggest gold mine Features ...

03/11/2013  Romania split over Europe’s biggest gold mine. Critics claim project will shaft the town of Rosia Montana, but defenders say it’s a golden opportunity.

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Romanian gold rush cancelled as protesters defeat

31/01/2014  But they faced outrage from environmentalists and a public wary of the mining industry after a 2000 cyanide spill at a Romanian gold mine released toxic mud and water into three countries.

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Romania Backtracks on Bid to Protect Roman Gold Mine

12/07/2018  The bitter fight concerns a foreign company's proposal to build Europe’s largest open-pit gold mine at a historic site called Roșia Montană. In the

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Romania's struggle for democracy is encapsulated in a ...

05/09/2013  Fifteen years ago, Canadian company Gabriel Resources came to Romania with a plan to build Europe's largest gold mine around the village of Rosia Montana, in the Apuseni mountains. The exploration ...

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Cyanide spill "a catastrophe of European dimensions ...

Hungary, Romania and Serbia are all demanding damages from the gold mine's owners, a Romanian joint stock company, Aurul S.A. The majority share is held by the Australian company, Esmeralda ...

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List of gold mining disasters - Wikipedia

This is a list of gold mining disasters resulting from dam failure, cyanide leaking into the environment and inappropriate toxic waste discharge related to gold mining using the gold cyanidation technique. Year Mine Location Majority Owner Company Location Details 1971 Certej Mine: Romania 1971 Certej dam failure: A dam failure resulted in the leak of 300,000 cubic metres of cyanide ...

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East: Cyanide Spill Points To Mining Safety Failures

02/02/2000  A cyanide spill at a Romanian gold mine last month that has been described as an environmental disaster has put the spotlight on the mining industry. RFE/RL correspondent Tuck Wesolowsky looks at ...

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The Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare, Romania

Romania’s northwestern border with Ukraine and Hungary. It has a long history of mining, especially in gold, silver, lead, zinc, copper, manganese and salt. Waste at the county’s seven key mining sites is stored in ponds and 215 waste (“tailings”) dams. The county

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Uncertain Future of Gold Mining in Romania ...

14/07/2015  The potential for gold mining in Romania remains strong, but there have been concerns concerning environmental issues at the largest gold mine in the country. With the massive amount of gold reserves believed to still be found around the country, there is still much interest despite these issues. Where Gold Has Been Found . The history of gold mining in Romania has been highlighted

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Romania split over Europe’s biggest gold mine Features ...

03/11/2013  Romania split over Europe’s biggest gold mine. Critics claim project will shaft the town of Rosia Montana, but defenders say it’s a golden opportunity.

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The Environmental Disaster That is the Gold Industry ...

The deepest mine in the world, it is about 4,000 vertical feet from its rim to the bottom. Bingham Canyon is known as a copper mine, but the site yields gold, too. More than 600 tons of gold have ...

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Romania Backtracks on Bid to Protect Roman Gold Mine

12/07/2018  The bitter fight concerns a foreign company's proposal to build Europe’s largest open-pit gold mine at a historic site called Roșia Montană. In the

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Romania's Cyanide Spill Encyclopedia

Romania's Cyanide SpillWater Contamination and Political CrisisA gold mine—jointly owned by Romania and an Australian company—dumped cyanide-tainted water into a major river in Romania in January 2000, killing fish and endangering the health of people in several countries.Political• Countries weigh the need to encourage investment with the need to protect their environment and people.

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Cyanide spill "a catastrophe of European dimensions ...

Hungary, Romania and Serbia are all demanding damages from the gold mine's owners, a Romanian joint stock company, Aurul S.A. The majority share is held by the Australian company, Esmeralda ...

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List of gold mining disasters - Wikipedia

This is a list of gold mining disasters resulting from dam failure, cyanide leaking into the environment and inappropriate toxic waste discharge related to gold mining using the gold cyanidation technique. Year Mine Location Majority Owner Company Location Details 1971 Certej Mine: Romania 1971 Certej dam failure: A dam failure resulted in the leak of 300,000 cubic metres of cyanide ...

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Second Romanian mine disaster adds to river pollution ...

Melting snow and torrential rains broke a dam at the Baia Borsa lead and zinc mine in Romania, 375 kilometres north-west of Bucharest, on March 10. More than 18,000 tonnes of sediment laden with lead, zinc, copper and a small amount of cyanide entered the Vaser spring and from there flowed into the river Viso, a tributary of the river Tisza.

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The Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare, Romania

Romania’s northwestern border with Ukraine and Hungary. It has a long history of mining, especially in gold, silver, lead, zinc, copper, manganese and salt. Waste at the county’s seven key mining sites is stored in ponds and 215 waste (“tailings”) dams. The county

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Rosia Montana: Seeds of utopia in town almost lost to gold ...

24/04/2019  Rosia Montana: Seeds of utopia in town almost lost to gold mining Hope and unease in fertile Romanian village, six years after protests halted plans for Europe’s largest gold mine.

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CYANIDE SPILLS AND LEAKS - Rainforest Info

130,000 cubic yards of cyanide-tainted water was discharged from a gold mine reservoir into river systems in Romania, Hungary and Yugoslavia. The incident is described as Europe's worst river pollution disaster in a decade. Biologists estimate that at least 5 years is needed to restock fish there, and 10-20 years for most river life to return. The upper Tisza was one of Europe's cleanest ...

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The Environmental Disaster That is the Gold Industry ...

The deepest mine in the world, it is about 4,000 vertical feet from its rim to the bottom. Bingham Canyon is known as a copper mine, but the site yields gold, too. More than 600 tons of gold have ...

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