Friday, 20 September 2013

7 polluting gold mines hit with Sh450m fines

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
 By The Citizen Correspondent

Mwanza. The National Environment Management Council (Nemc) has slapped fines totalling Sh450 million on seven gold mines for environmental pollution that threatens biodiversity and human health.
The fine, the first of its kind, came after a three-week investigation, according to the head of a National Environment Management Council task force, Dr Yohana Mtoni. He told reporters yesterday that six of the gold mines were foreign-owned.

The mines belong to the South Africa-based AngoGold Ashanti, London-based African Barrick Gold, Australia-based Resolute Limited and locally-owned El-Hillal Minerals Limited.

Read full story.

No comments: