Barrick has forecast an annual mine output of around “600,000 ounces” or around 17,000 kilos of gold for 2016. The amount of cyanide solution that leaked into the local environment following the incident was unclear. Wall joined Barrick in 2004 and is a senior executive of global operations team, reporting directly to Chief Operating Officer (COO), Richard Williams,” the company said. Local Judge Pablo Oritja, who suspended all operations at Veladero and brought charges against nine current and former Barrick employees following the 2015 spill, suggested that the incident had likely been less serious than last time. “It should not be called a spill because it didn’t reach the valley and there’s no contamination,” he said.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald September 16, 2016 03:22 UTC