Saturday, October 13, 2018

Greece's Eldorado Mine Means Persecution for Locals

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine


October 12, 2018

On top of the destruction of this ancient forest, residents of Halkidiki are worried about the mine’s impacts on tourism, agriculture, fishing, all of which are pillars of the local economy. Perhaps most importantly, local opponents of the mine fear that mine waste will cause extensive depletion and contamination to the water supply.

Dimitri Lascaris reports: "After an arson attack on the Skouries gold mine in northern Greece, a major criminal trial begins in Thessaloniki."

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