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Eu Forbids Use Of Cyanide Processing Technogy

The resolution of the european parliament calling for a general ban on the use of cyanide mineral processing technologies in the european union has received the full attention of the european commission.On june 23rd, 2010 the european commissioner for the environment - mr.Potocnik - published the following statement on behalf of the commission in response to a parliamentary question on the issue.'after an in depth analysis of the issue, the commission considers that a general ban of cyanide in mining activities is not justified from environmental and health point of views.Existing legislation notably on the management of extractive waste (directive 2006/21/ec) includes precise and strict requirements ensuring an appropriate safety level of the mining waste facilities.The limit values for cyanide storage as defined in the directive are the most stringent possible and implies in practice a destruction step of cyanide used before its storage.Due to the lack of better (in the sense of causing less impact on the environment) alternative technologies, a general ban on cyanide use would imply the closure of existing mines operating in safe conditions.This would be detrimental to employment without additional environmental and health added value.The commission intends to continue to closely follow the possible technological developments in this sector in order to ensure that 'best available techniques' are applied in practice as required by the directive.In addition, the commission considers that the priority should be set on ensuring full application of the directive by the member states.As guardian of the treaty, the commission intends to take all necessary measures within its remit to ensure that the directive is fully and correctly applied in practice." the companies managing gold mining operations and projects in europe, represented by euromines - the european association of mining industries, metal ores & industrial minerals - welcome this statement and further stress that eu regulation applicable to the presence of cyanide and cyanide compounds in mining waste is one of the most stringent legal regimes worldwide to safeguard human health and the environment.All mines are and will be complying to limit values far stricter than international standards due to the application of best available technology, e.G.Presence of cyanide destruction units within their processes.The same eu legislation covers base metal mines that might use cyanide in their mineral processing plants.Therefore, there is no further environmental or health benefit to be achieved by additional regulation in the eu.Mining operations have focused on minimising environmental effects in the short-, medium- and long-term.This means that sites are not only designed to have the minimum impact during operation, but also the closure and after-care of sites is planned from the out-set.Environmental impact assessments (eia), risk assessment evaluations, biodiversity action plans, integrated closure plans, monitoring and follow-up are just some of the strategic tools routinely applied by the industry to minimise environmental effects.Environmental audits are regularly conducted to review and constantly improve the environmental management, which has been demonstrated by many projects within the eu to be world-class.Hongxing machinery has always lead in the mining machinery manufacturing industry, the machines such as ore beneficiation machines and sand maker are well received by the customers.Europe represents a modern and developed society, with technologies and wealth to a large extent relying on the benefits of metals, including gold.Eu mines are required to operate to a world- class standard with respect to sustainability criteria that is environmental protection, economical performance and social development.Eu member states have a responsibility to support their demand for gold and other metals by supporting the eu's own mineral extraction and processing industry according to the existing rigorous standards.Ore beneficiation:http://www.Hxjq-crusher.Com/63.Htmlsand maker:http://www.Hx-crusher.Com/sand_maker.Html.

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