Gold mining with cyanide in Romania

posted on 20th of september, 2013

For the last two months in Bucharest, Romania, are taking place massive protests against the government and the Canadian Gold Corporation Gabriel Resources LTD.

Basically Gabriel Resources LTD wants to expand and modernize old Roman gold mines, from Rosia Montana, to extract over 300 tons of yellow metal and 1,500 tons of silver. The quarries would destroy four mountain peaks and three villages out 16 in the municipality. But the biggest scare for rights activists and environmentalists is the planned use of around 12,000 tons of toxic cyanide needed for the mining process each year.

Cyanide is widely used by the mining industry to assist in the extraction of gold from ore, but there are two main risks associated with the process: the possibility of cyanide leaching into soil...

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Comments (7)

Posted by Peanutroaster on September 26, 2013
This is the business of mining. Destroy the environment, extract the wealth, go bankrupt, leave the mess for everyone else to clean up.
Posted by Alexandru86 on September 22, 2013
Well of course they would like as less publicity as possible. For a handful of gold, they are willing to destroy the nature and put people in danger. And they got the nerve only because people in that area are poor and don't understand what cyanide can do if it will reach the water in the ground. Every civilized country in Europe has forbidden cyanide exploitation except us.
Posted by Angelaostafichuk on September 22, 2013
Wow, so bad. Thank you for sharing this...we never heard anything about this in Canada.

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