Economy April 11, 2022 | 9:15 am

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Barrick Gold shows ‘little transparency’ on tailings dam

Santo Domingo.- The Government confirmed that the tailings dam that the mining company Barrick Gold is trying to build will be built in Sanchez Ramírez, although the exact location is still unknown. The press release announcing the information, with the Barrick logo, but which speaks on behalf of the Government without specifying a dependency and distributed by a public relations company, indicates that two options are being evaluated in the province.

“We have reached an agreement with the Barrick Pueblo Viejo company for the tailings dam to be built in Sánchez Ramírez, an area where its operations are located. For the new location there are two options that could be viable for the mining company.”

This confirmation leaves many doubts that lead the environmentalist Luis Carvajal to question how little transparency the authorities have been in this regard, as well as to warn of the violations of procedures that the Government is incurring.

“The law is very clear, a project of this type, the mining company is the one that has to make a presentation of a set of alternatives with a primary analysis of those alternatives and the role of the State is, based on that request… to establish whether is it relevant or not?”

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Paul Tierney
April 11, 2022 7:22 pm

Is the government is slow to respond and not following procedures as a nod to Barrick for Barrick’s advancing tax payments of US$113 million in 2020 to help the government with the battle against covid?

Felix Arroyo
April 11, 2022 11:57 pm

SO they take the good and leave the mess behind and DR ends up with less collateral. What kind of mess is this? Everyone knows that mining generates chemical waste. Mining “responsibly” is garbage from the termites that destroy DR’s geology!