Banning cyanide mining:

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Banning cyanide mining:

In 2010 the European Parliament voted, with 488 votes for, 48 against and 57 abstains, a resolution that completely banned the usage of mining technologies based on cyanide in the European Union.  Unfortunately, the European Commission considered that the final decision regarding the implementation of this new resolution in national legislatures should be made by each member states of the European Union. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany, Costa Rica, some provinces in Argentina and the American states Montana and Wisconsin banned the use of cyanide in mining.