Argentine province fines Barrick $9.8m for cyanide spill

March 11, 2016

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Argentina’s San Juan province fined Barrick Gold 145.7-million pesos ($9.82-million) on Friday for mining code breaches that led to a cyanide spill at the company’s Veladero mine in September, a provincial government statement said.

The September 13 leak was caused by a defective valve and prompted a court order that forced Barrick to temporarily halt pumping the cyanide solution used in the leaching process.

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