Chilean Judge Visits Barrick Gold's Mine to Evaluate Suspended Project

2 Jul 2013 by Local Press Report

A Chilean judge visited Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua Lama mine on Monday to review the suspended project before he rules on whether construction can resume at the world's highest-altitude gold mine. Appeals court Judge Antonio Ulloa temporarily suspended construction work in April after siding with members of the Diaguita indigenous community who say the mine threatens their water supply and pollutes nearby glaciers. "A personal inspection had never been issued before but this shows the concern of the court to be as accurate as possible when it comes to its ruling," Ulloa said before his trip to the mine, which straddles the Chile-Argentine border at 16,400 feet (5,000 metres) above sea level...

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