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Leaders and Laggards

Leaders and Laggards

PUBLICATION DATE: February 13, 2006

AUTHOR: Earthworks

SUMMARY: For the first time ever, eight of the world's top jewelry retailers have pledged to move away from "dirty" gold sales and are calling on mining corporations to ensure that gold is produced in more socially and environmentally responsible ways.

Photos of open pit mines

PUBLICATION DATE: February 10, 2005

Cyanide

Cyanide

PUBLICATION DATE: November 5, 2004

AUTHOR: EARTHWORKS

SUMMARY: What is Cyanide?

Dirty Metals

Dirty Metals

PUBLICATION DATE: June 16, 2004

AUTHOR: Earthworks, Oxfam America

SUMMARY: This report details the massive pollution, huge open pits, devastating community health effects, worker dangers and, in many cases, human rights abuses that have become hallmarks of gold and metals mining in countries such as Peru, Indonesia, Ghana and in parts of the United States.

Decoding Cyanide

Decoding Cyanide

PUBLICATION DATE: February 22, 2002

AUTHOR: Robert E. Moran

SUMMARY: A Submission to the European Union and the United Nations Environmental Programme

MPC Issue Paper #3: More Cyanide Uncertainties

MPC Issue Paper #3: More Cyanide Uncertainties

PUBLICATION DATE: January 1, 2001

AUTHOR: Robert Moran, Ph.D.

SUMMARY: Cyanide is a chemical lethal to humans in small quantities; a teaspoon of 2% cyanide solution can cause death. Due to a string of spills and accidents, this method of mining using large quantities cyanide to remove microscopic specs of gold from vast amounts of ore or crushed rock is creating more and more controversy.

Cyanide in Mining

Cyanide in Mining

PUBLICATION DATE: November 4, 2000

AUTHOR: Robert Moran, Ph.D.

SUMMARY: The use of cyanide (CN) compounds by the mining industry raises many conflicting and confusing issues.

Cyanide Heap Leach Packet

Cyanide Heap Leach Packet

PUBLICATION DATE: August 1, 2000

AUTHOR: EARTHWORKS

SUMMARY: A compilation of articles and graphics explaining the use of cyanide in heap leach mining -- and its effects.

Cyanide Uncertainties

Cyanide Uncertainties

PUBLICATION DATE: January 1, 1998

AUTHOR: Robert Moran, PhD

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