The Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy has approved an updated environmental impact assessment for the Kassandra gold mines in northern Greece, Eldorado Hellas Gold reported Thursday.
It says the development paves the way for the use of dry deposition to safely store mining residues at the Skouries mines in Halkidiki.
“This particular technology involves removing water from mining residues and then compressing and collecting them in specially prepared sediment pads,” said Hellas Gold, a subsidiary of Eldorado Gold, stressing that the method will help reduce environmental impact in Skuris …
Eldorado Gold President and CEO George Burns said the approval is a milestone for the Skouries project, a method the company is using in most of its mines. “The investment in dry spraying in Skuris demonstrates the company’s commitment to making facilities and operations safer for people and the environment,” he added.