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  • Monday, September 21st 2015 - 08:19 UTC

    Barrick Gold cyanide spill in Argentine mine analyzed by UN team of experts

    Barrick Gold admitted that at least 224,000 liters of a “cyanide solution” have been spilled and said it was waiting on laboratory results over the substance.

    A group of United Nations experts have started to analyze water samples in the Argentine northeastern province of San Juan where a spill from a malfunctioning cyanide pipeline in a gold mine belonging to Canada's multinational Barrick Gold has caused a water emergency. The Veladero mine in San Juan is one of the largest in Argentina and apparently the spill reached the rivers Jachal, Las Taguas and Blanco.