UNEP Head for Latin America Stands by San Juan Pollution Findings

16 May 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Leo Heileman, the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) new head for Latin America, is standing by his agency’s conclusions about the environmental impacts of last September's cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero gold and silver mine pollution in Argentina’s San Juan province.An investigation by UNEP and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the wake of the spill found some pollution, but concluded that rivers located below the mine had not been significantly affected.In an interview with the English-language Buenos Aires Herald, published this week, Heileman said the “pollution problem has been solved” in San Juan...

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