Cyanide ban threatens European gold mines

On May 5, 2010, the European Union Parliament approved a resolution which calls on the Commission to initiate a complete ban on the use of cyanide mining technologies in the European Union by the end of 2011. Endomines says “the resolution was based on erroneous information about the usage of cyanide in the mining industry. Cyanide usage in the Nordic countries is controlled by strict environmental regulations and does not threaten nature. The proposed ban, however, would threaten gold exploration and properly working gold mines in Nordic countries and will have large negative economical impacts if implemented.” (more…)

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