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Independent Report at Bulyanhulu [Tanzania]
Author: Barrick Gold, Published on: 21 April 2008
The Bulyanhulu site in Tanzania was the subject of controversy in recent years associated with unsubstantiated allegations of improper actions by the previous owner of the property that led to the death of artisanal miners in 1996. Numerous investigations by Tanzanian authorities, and subsequently by Barrick, had found no credible basis for the allegations... On October 29, 2002 the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman of the World Bank issued a report summarizing its assessment of allegations concerning Bulyanhulu made by the Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT). Most seriously, the complaint alleged the death of artisanal miners during land clearing in 1996, prior to Barrick’s acquisition of...Sutton Resources Ltd. in 1999... The Report generally discredited the allegations and concluded that no further action could usefully be taken by the ombudsman. It stated that there is no compelling evidence to support the version of events alleged by LEAT...
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