Ghana: ActionAid accuses AngloGold Ashanti of polluting water sources, exacerbating poverty

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Company response
12 October 2006

AngloGold Ashanti response to ActionAid report concerning Obuasi, Ghana

Author: AngloGold Ashanti

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Article
7 October 2006

[DOC] Response of AngloGold Ashanti to ActionAid report concerning Obuasi, Ghana

Author: AngloGold Ashanti

...we have been guided [in this response] by the Conclusion (page 30) of the report, which proposes action in the three areas we address here [: "Pollution and the Environment", "Protection and Compensation", "Rights Abuses"]

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Article
1 October 2006

Gold mining company accused of abuse in Ghana

Author: ActionAid

A new ActionAid report - Gold Rush - highlights how poor communities in Obuasi in Ghana are suffering serious environmental pollution and social problems as a result of gold mining by a subsidiary of the UK-based mining giant Anglo American... Local rivers and streams have become polluted with arsenic, iron, manganese and heavy metals from gold mining activities by Anglo American’s subsidiary, AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) and its predecessor Ashanti Goldfields Corporation (AGC).

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