Economy July 25, 2022 | 8:05 am

Barrick tailings dam would uproot 6 towns

Santo Domingo.- The eventual tailings dam that the company Barrick Pueblo Viejo seeks to build in Cotuí would entail the relocation of families from El Hijo, Arroyo Vuelta, El Rayo, Las Tres Bocas, El Naranjo and Jagua Mocha, the six communities that would be impacted for the project, a topic that covered many of the questions from the community.

The revelation was made during a public hearing in the town of Arroyo Vuelta, in which the mining company presented a summary of the results of the dam’s environmental impact study, a necessary requirement to ask the Ministry of the Environment for a license to start up the dam work, which would have a length of four kilometers and a height of 157 meters. In the activity, reference was made to the acquisition of land as the “main activity of this new change that could bring changes to the families of the communities.”

The acquisition of land would entail the physical or economic displacement of residential and non-residential infrastructure (such as schools or establishments), crops, land, and livelihoods, the latter referring to the activities carried out by the community within the land and that constitute their support.

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Gurn
July 25, 2022 3:14 pm

Barrick is a company based out of Toronto. Why the Uncle Sam and U.S. references?

Paul Tierney
July 25, 2022 7:30 pm
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I thought the same. Probably has something to do with it being traded in the Toronto Stock Exchange and the US Stock Exchange. Sure there are US investors. However, it is the Toronto headquarters pulling the strings. The US gets the horribles parade treatment. Guess the locals organizing the Uncle Sam – Barrick display did not follow the strings.