Gold Processing Plant Sparks Colombian Protests

10 Jan 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Colombia, BOGOTA

Hundreds of people are protesting against plans for the AngloGold Ashanti mining company to establish a gold ore processing plant in central Colombia. The demonstrators expressed their concern that the local water supply would be damaged by the mining company’s use of chemicals, including cyanide. "We only have one source of water, the river," one protestor told Colombia Reports earlier this month. "If they pollute the river and streams it will be the end of everything ... And we are scared because this is a big company doing business all around the world.” The latest large-scale demonstration took place on Christmas Eve in Doila, in the department of Tolima...

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