The Giant Mine: Will Reason Prevail?

October 25, 2013 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Northwest TerritoriesAbandoned MinesArsenic.

Guest blog by Kevin O’Reilly, Alternatives North, Yellowknife The Giant Mine operated at the edge of the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, from 1948 to 2004. As the gold-bearing ore was processed, the mine generated a toxic by-product, arsenic trioxide – a proven non-threshold carcinogen. For the first three years of operations, the arsenic trioxide • Read More »

Philippines: Marinduque ‘Pushed to the Wall’ by Barrick Gold

October 18, 2013 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Barrick GoldPhilippinesMarcopper MineCorporate Social ResponsibilityHuman RightsImpact on CommunitiesIndigenous Rights.

In the Philippines, the island province of Marinduque is known as a cautionary tale about the ravages of irresponsible mining. It took Canadian mining giant Placer Dome a couple of decades to wreak environmental destruction on major coral reefs in Calancan Bay and to severely contaminate the Mogpog and Boac Rivers with toxic mine waste • Read More »