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Residents of Talas region protest against development of gold deposit

Residents of Aknazar rural area in Bakai-Ata district held a rally against gold mining in Urmaral gorge. The press service of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use confirmed the information to 24.kg news agency.

According to it, about a hundred people held a rally in front of the local administration. They are afraid that after the beginning of the work the ecology will be damaged, as the chemicals will get into the water, which is used by the inhabitants of the whole valley.

«This is the company Polyus Gold KG LLC. It received a license to develop the deposit of alluvial gold on an area of ​​10.7 hectares in Urmaral gorge. There will be no dangerous work there. Cyanides will not be used in gold mining. Meeting with the locals will take place there tomorrow. In addition to local authorities, it will be attended by the representatives of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use, the State Agency on Environmental Protection and the State Ecological Inspectorate. They will present to the residents the full information about the work at this field,» the committee said.