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Goldcorp staff face criminal charges over mine pollution after NGO investigation

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Authorities in Honduras last week filed criminal charges against senior officials of Entremares, a wholly-owned subsidiary of mining giant Goldcorp, based on evidence of water contamination from the UK’s Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.

The data gathered at the San Martin gold mine in the Siria Valley area of Honduras revealed dangerously high acidity and metal concentrations in water flowing into a local stream.

The information was part of an official water monitoring report at the mine but was not disclosed or acted upon by the Honduran Government's department for mineral resources or Goldcorp.

Original source: Cafod