Cyanide Leak at Argentinian Mine Did Not Contaminate Local Water Sources: UN

2 Oct 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Preliminary testing has found that the cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province did not contaminate local water sources, according to experts from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).“The values found do not show deviations from the previous results, particularly considering the cyanide values and their derivatives, total and dissolved metals, organic and inorganic compounds and physico-chemical parameters,” said the initial report from the UN teams charged with investigating the spill, which was released on September 30th...

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