GOLD RIDGE SLAMS CYANIDE CLAIMS
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 7 February 2018
“GOLD Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) has dismissed findings of a research that claims high levels of cyanide were found in sediments downstream of its central Guadalcanal mine.
“Researcher Dickson Boboria, a Solomon Islander studying for his doctoral degree, claims the situation has put the livelihoods of the Metapona communities at risk.
“But Gold Ridge last night refuted Mr Boboria’s findings.
“The company said the findings are in direct contradiction to the cyanide sampling results obtained from Gold Ridge Mine and accredited independent environmental consultants.
“Gold Ridge Mine in collaboration with an Independent Environmental Auditor and community monitors has in place a robust environmental monitoring protocol to monitor cyanide levels in the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) and downstream,” the company said in a statement.
“TSF monitoring has been in place from the inception of the mine in 1996,” it added.
“The results of monitoring from December 2017 show that cyanide is not present in the top five metres of the surface water of the TSF.”
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