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Cyanide effects- case study: Romania.

In nowadays Romania cyanide is not use in any of the running mining projects. Despite this, Romania is known as the country where two of the most devastating ecological accidents involving spills from cyanide lakes have occurred in the history of mining: Certej (1971) and Baia Mare (2000). The Certej spill, also known as the most terrible tragedy in peace times, killed 89 and wounded 76 people.

The curse of the resources

“Many times, for that country, the only benefit that the mine brings is the few jobs offered to the local community, but the ecological damages resulted from the exploitation can lead to the loss of jobs in other areas (for example, in fishing if the size of the capture is diminished due to polluted waters) and sometimes they can lead to future huge budgetary costs to keep that area ecologically clean”. Joseph E.

18th General Assembly of ICOMOS: Rescue of the Roşia Montană mining landscape and promotion of sustainable development model

6. January 2015

18th General Assembly of ICOMOS
Florence, Italy, 9 to 14 November 2014 

Resolutions of the General Assembly

Resolution 18GA 2014/19
Rescue of the Roşia Montană mining landscape and promotion of sustainable development model
[submitted by ICOMOS Romania, supported by ICOMOS Hungary, ICOMOS Germany and CIAV]

Open letter to the Romanian Minister of the Environment

14. October 2014

Dear Minister Korodi Attila

Alburnus Maior and the Mining Watch Romania network express their deep concern regarding your statement that: "We have agreed, in principle, that Romania and Canada will identify ways to exchange information on the procedures for environmental impact assessment, in the case of large mining projects".

Roşia Montană should become a model of sustainable development in Europe

19. June 2014

PRESS RELEASE - issued by the joint mission of Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute, arrived in Romania for a mission dedicated to Roşia Montană, listed as one of ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage sites in Europe in 2013, upon nomination made by Pro-Patrimonio Foundation.

 

"Roşia Montană should become a model of sustainable development in Europe"

RMGC loses crucial approval setting a 8 years regress

15. April 2014 - One of the crucial permits necessary for further continuation of the approval procedure for the cyanide mining project in Rosia Montana has been anulled by court today. The Sibiu Regional Environmental Protection Agency's decision (REPA ) had issued an environmental permit for the "Modified Zoning Plan for the Industrial Development Area of RMGC" that is, as of today, not valid anymore.

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