Mega development destruction
Over last few weeks, Rights Action has distributed articles and reports about how Goldcorp Inc. has been covering up and/or denying any causal links to widespread and continuing health and environmental harms caused by its open-put / mountain-top removal, cyanide leaching gold mine in Honduras. Here is a 3rd story, previously reported on, previously ignored.
British experts in acid mine drainage carried out a study for the Catholic Overseas Development Agency (CAFOD) headquartered in London, and uncovered official documents demonstrating water contamination caused by the Minerales Entremares company of Honduras, a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company, Goldcorp. The company must now agree to long-term monitoring of the site to prevent acid mine drainage and erosion problems in the future.
Report by Dr. Juan Almendares, translated for Rights Action by Rosalind Gill, about health and environmental harms caused by Goldcorp in Honduras' Siria Valley.
Report summary: "Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala: Economic Benefits and Environmental Risks of the Marlin Mine", By Lyuba Zarsky and Leonardo Stanley, Tufts University, September 2011
On October 31, 2011, the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) did two reports on the Canadian mining industry in general, on HudBay Minerals and serious human rights violations in Guatemala, and on the new, non-binding Corporate Social Responsability Counsellor in Canada.