Briefing: Introduction of cyanide leaching of gold in Bulgaria
Briefing | 20 November 2009
The briefing outlines plans to introduce the highly toxic chemical cyanide into the leaching of gold in Bulgaria. It describes the fierce public opposition to it and the shortcomings in the EIA process for the Chelopech, Kurdjali and Krumovgrad projects. It also points to the risks for the environment and human health, and to the questionable applicability of the technique for Bulgaria.