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19 January 2010

[DOC] Centerra Gold response re CEE Bankwatch report “Between a rock and a hard place”

Author: Kumtor Operating Company

…The environmental monitoring program, ongoing studies and results of the conducted audits continue to demonstrate that KOC has not adversely impacted the local environment and continues to be in compliance with national and international...

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21 December 2009

[DOC] Dundee Precious Metals comments on the CEE Bankwatch Report “Between a rock and a hard place. How local communities pay the cost of EBRD-financed gold mining projects”

Author: Dundee Precious Metals

“…[I]t is always disappointing to see reports under CEE Bankwatch letterhead relating to our operations that contain errors and omissions and use innuendo to make a point. This is so because it leaves an impression of DPM that does not reflect our...

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27 November 2009

CEE Bankwatch report says gold mining projects financed by European Bank for Reconstruction & Development harm environment, local communities in Armenia, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan

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27 November 2009

[PDF] Between a rock and a hard place. How local communities pay the cost of EBRD-financed gold mining projects.

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

…This collection of three case studies presents local people’s experience with EBRD-financed gold mining projects from three countries…: Kyrgyzstan, where Centerra Gold [part of Cameco Corporation] operates the Kumtor gold mine; Armenia, where Deno...

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13 November 2007

Town's residents test positive for uranium contamination [Canada]

Author: Martin Mittelstaedt, Globe & Mail [Canada]

The result of testing conducted on a small group of residents of Port Hope has found contamination by uranium of military or industrial origin... Cameco Corp., the world's largest uranium producer, operates a processing plant in Port Hope that makes...

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24 July 2007

Cameco's series of unfortunate events [Canada]

Author: Andy Hoffman, Globe and Mail [Canada]

Last Friday, Cameco disclosed it was suspending production at a nuclear fuel conversion plant in Port Hope, Ont., for at least two months, after discovering soil contaminated with uranium... The head of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.....

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22 February 2007

CSR: Mining

Author: Globe and Mail [Canada]

[Results of Globe & Mail / Jantzi Research survey of mining sector. Compares social & environmental performance of the following companies, listed from highest score to lowest: Alcan, Barrick, Cameco, Teck Cominco, Inmet Mining, Kinross Gold,...

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18 September 2006

Tarnished Gold: Mining and the Unmet Promise of Development

Author: Radhika Sarin - Earthworks, Nikki Reisch & Jennifer Kalafut - Bank Information Center, Keith Slack - Oxfam America, with Bretton Woods Project, Campagna per la riforma della Banca Mondiale

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) continues to dress up money-making gold mining investments as development, yet it fails to demonstrate how these projects actually reduce poverty. On its "golden" 50-year anniversary, we challenge the IFC to...

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3 August 2005

Kyrgyz Villagers Suspend Protest [Kyrgyzstan]

Author: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Villagers protesting pollution from a gold mine in northern Kyrgystan today suspended their movement after the government promised to look into their demands. The protesters are seeking financial compensation for a 1998 cyanide-pollution accident at...

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3 August 2005

Kyrgyzstan: A Commercial Tragedy Revisited

Author: Bruce Pannier, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

They are seeking compensation, at last, for being poisoned when one of the gold-mining company’s trucks overturned, spilling cyanide into the river...The government and the Canadian company involved in the joint gold mining venture, Cameco, promised...

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