Tanzania Fines Acacia Mining $2.4mn Over Alleged Pollution

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By REUTERS

Acacia Mining had been fined Tsh5.6 billion ($2.4 million) for alleged pollution at its North Mara mine, Tanzania’s mining minister said on Monday.

Acacia, majority-owned by Barrick Gold, is embroiled in a long-running tax dispute with Tanzania.

It was forced to cut output by a third after the government banned the export of mineral concentrates from its two other mines, Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi, in 2017.

Tanzania’s National Environment Management Council (NEMC) has issued an environmental protection order (EPO) relating to alleged pollution from North Mara’s tailings dam, mining minister Doto Biteko said…Read more>>

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