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No mining bauxite in Cockpit Country Protected Area - Noranda Bauxite

Metal News - Published on Tue, 10 Sep 2019

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Noranda Bauxite is insisting that there is no bauxite mining taking place in the protected areas of the Cockpit Country, contrary to recent reports. According to the St Ann bauxite company, there have been rumours that the company is seeking to mine heritage areas such as Maroon Town and Accompong. However, the company, refuted the claims describing the rumours as totally unfounded.

The company noted that “Noranda Bauxite respects and welcomes this declaration of a heritage protected area. The company is not, and has no intention of seeking to mine bauxite in that enclosed, protected area. In order to maintain needed bauxite reserves for our long term sustainability, we have applied for permission to mine an area outside of the protected area described as Special Mining Lease 173. This area is some 8,335 hectares and only 15% of it is considered for bauxite mining.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 10 Sep 2019
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