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Acacia's North Mara fined for historical offence

Mining News - Published on Wed, 22 May 2019

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Acacia commented on its North Mara mine been issued with a fine in relation to alleged historical breaches of environmental regulations in Tanzania. Acacia Mining confirmed that North Mara Gold Mine Ltd, the operator of the Mine, has received verbal notice from the Government of Tanzania that it is to be issued with an Environmental Protection Order in relation to alleged historical breaches. North Mara understands that the GoT is considering issuing an EPO on account of alleged deficiencies at its Tailings Storage Facility (TSF), however North Mara has not yet received an EPO, or any supporting reports, findings or technical data in relation to the statements.

Acacia Mining confirmed that two ministers have visited the mine to meet with management of North Mara, to review the status of the mine’s works to rectify and manage within the mine site seepage from the TSF, and the status of North Mara’s project to construct a new TSF.

As previously disclosed on 8 March 2019, the mine’s technical team has been working constructively and collaboratively with the GoT to try to address the GoT’s concerns regarding alleged breaches of various environmental regulations and alleged discharges of a hazardous substance from the mine.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 22 May 2019
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