Monrovia – Several communities affected by a 2017 cyanide spillage in Bong County have filed a US$285 million action of damage for wrong against a major mining company in Liberia at the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Gbarnga City. The affected communities, which have a population of over 1,900 residents who are mostly peasant farmers, depend on their immediate environment where they plant rice, cassava and other food crops. They also rely on Sein Creek as the main source of water, which has been contaminated by the cyanide spillage. MNG Mining Limited took over from the American-Liberian Mining Company (AmLib) in 2013. Residents Suffering ImpactAn FPA reporter toured the affected community in mid-July 2018 and found that many residents were still complaining about the aftermath of the pollution.
Source: Front Page Africa October 10, 2018 03:00 UTC