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Marlin mine continues to operate, says Guatemala’s mining ministry

Friday, June 25, 2010

Goldcorp's Marlin mine in Guatemala is still operating and the government will need months to comply with a request to suspend operations there due to environmental concerns, the mining ministry said.

The Guatemalan government said on Wednesday it would begin a process to halt activity at the mine after a regional human rights body said water around the mine was contaminated.

"It is a legal process and that takes time. It takes a long time.

I would say months," a mining ministry spokesman said. "The mine is operating right now.”

Original source: Reuters