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Tag: Veladero gold mine

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, September 16th 2015 - 08:16 UTC

    Cyanide spill in Argentine Andean mine triggers strong protests from local residents

    The mine served by the faulty pipe is owned and administered by Barrick, a large Canadian multinational operating in Argentina

    Residents of a town in the Argentine northwestern province of San Juan took to the streets in protest after an industrial malfunction caused a pipe carrying potentially lethal cyanide to the nearby Veladero gold mine to fracture and spill an amount of its contents in the area on Sunday. The news reached national level on Monday.