- Posted September 4, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Save the Romanian Mountain!
The mining project would use cyanide to mine 314 tons of gold from the historic site, according to data from Gabriel Resources Ltd., the Canadian company behind the project. Critics of the project have been protesting in droves, saying the mining would destroy historic villages and ancient gold mines.
For the past week, thousands of protesters in Romania have been demonstrating against the mining project, according to CNN affiliate ROTVR in Romania.
On August 28, a day after the Romanian government passed a draft law related to certain parts of the project, Gabriel Resources released the following statement: 'Gabriel has been in negotiations with the Government with regards to increased royalty and ownership rates along with other long-term commitments on environment, cultural heritage and a defined route to successful permitting to underpin the Project’s status as a world-class, long-term and sustainable investment.'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
I made a short clip about Rosia Montana Mountain which the Romanian Government wants to extract gold from with the help of a Canadian mining company which uses cyanide technique.
I see someone already ireported it before I did:
The more the better I always say. :)
You can contact me back anytime at my phone number which is assigned to this cnn account.
Thanks a lot,