Money A Guyana mining company sentenced for "ecological damage"

00:20  05 december  2020
00:20  05 december  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The public prosecutor requested € 80,000, including € 40,000 suspended. For the first time in Guyana, the court also recognized the principle of “ecological damage” and condemned the company to “symbolic € 1” .

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These facts of "pollution" were observed in July 2018 by agents of the National Forestry Office (ONF). The NFB, which had taken legal action, said was "very satisfied" with this conviction.

Gold’s lawyer, who was not present at the hearing, announced that he would appeal "most certainly" against this decision "inconsistent" . According to him, "there is a deliberate will to condemn" because "everything is null at the level of the procedure".

An "important warning"

In July 2018, ONF officers observed "record pollution" by suspended particles of the mud type in a stream near the artisanal gold mine Kokioko 1 owned by the company Gold'or in Mana.

Gold’or is owned by the Ostorero family. Businesswoman Carol Ostorero also chairs the Guyana Mining Federation.

This decision is an "important warning", also considered the lawyer of the NFB.

The Ostorero family is a partner with the American multinational Newmont in the "Esperance" industrial gold mine project, a "bis" mountain of gold. This mine, whose deposit is estimated at 65 tonnes of gold, obtained a favorable opinion on April 29, 2020 from the departmental mining commission of Guyana.

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