Say "No" to the project "Pascua-Lama".

  • By: Gabriela Puig
  • Target: John McDonough, Vicepresident, Barrick
Say %u201CNo%u201D to the project %u201CPascua-Lama%u201D.
The transnational enterprise Barrick Gold, had a project to  move three glaciers in the frontier between Chile and Argentina, to extract 547 tons of gold. The following info was sended for people signing this petition:

The original urgent action was initiated in December 2004 to end in January 2005. see http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/104/Pascua_Lama_Urgent_Action)

please see too http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Chile_Approves_Glacier_Gold_Mine.html

As the govenment and the local environmental group have agreed to the tunneling project instead of "relocating" the glaciers and agreed on waste treatment regulations the success of further action is questionable. Courtesy of Gerhard.

Now, the mine will still use toxic chemicals and release all manner of other toxins like mercury into the environment. Barrick's own statement says it will make sure the water will 'comply with legal water quality standards' but that doesn't mean high standards and mining companies often breach these limits. Basically just note the flimsy barrick rhetoric. The damage it will do to water quality.

What Barrick says:  http://www.barrick.com/Default.aspx?SectionID=c9da9c08-a5db-43b3-8e82-542972663a3f&LanguageId=1

For more info, http://maps.google.com/?t=h&om=1&ll=-29.329509,-69.988575&spn=0.217003,0.31929. Courtesy of Lucas

Info in english: http://www.first-tracks.org/cms/index.php?optionfiltered=com_content&task=view&id=39&Itemid=32
Courtesy of Ralph, from  www.first-tracks.org . This link has a big number of links in english, german and spanish about this topic.

If you want to take action on the problem of gold mining in general visit http://www.nodirtygold.org/dirty_golds_impacts.cfm
The production of one gold ring generates 20 tons of mine waste. http://www.nodirtygold.org/pubs/20TonsMemo_FINAL.pdf
Courtesy of Gerhard again

A very good site in spanish, with info about Pascua-Lama and minning in general:

http://www.noapascualama.org/

To contact campaign in Chile: accionantipascualama@gmail.com
The transnational enterprise Barrick Gold, had a project to move three glaciers in the frontier between Chile and Argentina, to extract 547 tons of gold. The following info was sent for people signing this petition: The original urgent action was initiated in December 2004 to end in January 2005. (see www.miningwatch.ca) More info: www.terradaily.com As the govenment and the local environmental group have agreed to the tunneling project instead of "relocating" the glaciers and agreed on waste treatment regulations the success of further action is questionable. Courtesy of Gerhard. Now, the mine will still use toxic chemicals and release all manner of other toxins like mercury into the environment. barrick's own statement says it will make sure the water will 'comply with legal water quality standards' but that doesn't mean high standards and mining companies often breach these limits. basically just note the flimsy barrick rhetoric. The damage it will do to water quality. What Barrick says: www.barrick.com View a Map Courtesy of Lucas: Info in english: www.first-tracks.org Courtesy of Ralph, from www.first-tracks.org, visit the link for a number of links in english and spanish about this topic. If you want to take action on the problem of gold mining in general visit www.nodirtygold.org The production of one gold ring generates 20 tons of mine waste. No Dirty Gold pdf Courtesy of Gerhard: To contact campaign in Chile: accionantipascualama@gmail.com
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