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Stamp Program Objectives

In order to address the global mercury problem, Aladdin has developed the Strategic Abatement of Mercury and Poverty (STAMP) program. This program is designed to induce artisanal and all mercury mining users to adopt Aladdin's highly efficient mining technologies. The fundamental strategy looks to illustrate the economic advantages of HGP to the miners. Although being able to provide a safe work environment , safety benefits alone are not sufficient to convince indigent miners to abandon mercury processing. Ultimately, the success of the program must rely on its ability to provide the miners with a greater level of income than what they are able to derive when using mercury. The broad objectives of the STAMP Program are as follows:
1. Employ as many artisanal miners as is possible while maintaining the economical integrity of the program.
2. Work to eliminate the use of mercury when extracting gold in the customary artisanal alluvial concentrates and hard rock deposit areas.
3. Increase artisanal miner wages above the national average and provide bonuses based on gold revenues.
4. Create new employment opportunities and provide training for higher paid jobs in the trades, management, administration, accounting, mining, geology, process engineering, and attendant disciplines.
5. Provide a humanitarian fund to benefit the miners and their families.
6. Convert sites to farming land or forestry after gold is depleted from the properties.
7. Attract artisanal miners to proven gold reserves set aside by large scale mining companies and / or the government.
8. Make a profit for all stakeholders

Aladdin's Pledge To Social Responsibility

Aladdin's Pledge To Social Responsibility

Aladdin Technologies Inc. is dedicated to bringing environmentally friendly processes to host countries so that mineral wealth can be extracted in a way that does not endanger local ecosystems or the health of native people. This interest - coupled with a commitment to mutual respect and a close involvement with all stakeholders - is behind the company's drive to help the government and citizens of countries achieve maximum benefit from their mineral resources. We also recognize that shareholder interests are best served when - based on our ethical treatment of indigenous people and sensitivity to environmental issues - countries actively seek out business relationships with the company.

Social responsibility is not simply an abstract concept, but rather, a realistic moral command and business strategy. Aladdin will do whatever is reasonable to help the communities of people around the world with which it interacts. Therefore, to disregard the tenants of mutual respect and fair trade would not only be morally corrupt, but it could also damage shareholder value in company mineral endeavors. Aladdin endeavors to be a leader in the way in which it brings obligations of social responsibility to its business enterprises.


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Monday, May 21, 2018

Minister links tainted water to miners’ use of cyanide

On Thursday, Industry Minister Cham Prasidh announced that a comprehensive investigation involving experts from multiple institutions with the cooperation of local authorities revealed that along with methanol in rice wine and chromium and nitrous acid in water from the Prek Te River, the discovery of cyanide in the water originating in the upper sections of the river also contributed to the illnesses.
Prasidh blamed gold miners, who use cyanide to flush the shafts, for mishandling the deadly chemical, allowing it to run into waterways.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Afro-Colombian activist Francia Márquez, 2018 Goldman Prize Winner, on Stopping Illegal Gold Mining

Francia Márquez, a leading Afro-Colombian activist who is the 2018 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize for Central and South America, visited Democracy Now! in May 2018. In this wide-ranging interview with Amy Goodman, Márquez describes how she organized her community of La Toma, in Colombia’s Pacific southwest region, to stop illegal gold mining by multinational corporations on their ancestral land.
read more... https://www.democracynow.org/2018/5/18/afro_colombian_activist_francia_marquez_2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

MIDROC’S USE OF CYANIDE AND MERCURY IN ETHIOPIA: HEALTH, SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL FALLOUTS

Based on the available literature, congenital deformities are associated with exposure to mercury, lead other heavy metals (see Table 1, below). These metals are non-biodegradable and tend to bio-accumulation in the food chains. Exposure to cocktails of these heavy metals may exacerbate the problem even at lower concentration. Cyanide dissolves heavy metals from the ores and releases them into rivers and underground water bodies. Cyanide-sulfur-acid water seeps through underground and dissolves rocks and release these heavy metals to toxic levels.
read more... http://www.satenaw.com/midrocs-use-of-cyanide-and-mercury-in-ethiopia-health-social-environmental-fallouts/

Cambodia: Toxic substance from mine responsible for poisoning of hundreds

Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh said that experts from the ministry examined the water in the river of Prek Te in Kratie and found chromium and cyanide. The substances were found at various mining sites between Kratie and neighboring Mondulkiri and the ministry believed that they were improperly handled and that rain washed them into the river.
read more... https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/05/cambodia-toxic-substance-from-mine-responsible-for-poisoning-of-hundreds/#dyY1VS5CL2vMtuuo.97

Saturday, May 12, 2018

MIDROC Gold in hot water as crisis reaches climax

The controversy surrounding MIDROC Gold, the first large scale gold mining company in Ethiopia, reached a climax point this week when the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas (MMPNG) decided to suspend the mining license of the company in the wake of a public outrage against the company in connection with an alleged environmental pollution.
read more... https://www.thereporterethiopia.com/article/midroc-gold-hot-water-crisis-reaches-climax

Thursday, May 10, 2018

A proposed global metric to aid mercury pollution policy

The Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force in August 2017, committing its currently 92 parties to take action to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury. But how can we tell whether the convention is achieving its objective? Although the convention requires periodic effectiveness evaluation (1), scientific uncertainties challenge our ability to trace how mercury policies translate into reduced human and wildlife exposure and impacts. Mercury emissions to air and releases to land and water follow a complex path through the environment before accumulating as methylmercury in fish, mammals, and birds. As these environmental processes are both uncertain and variable, analyzing existing data alone does not currently provide a clear signal of whether policies are effective. A global-scale metric to assess the impact of mercury emissions policies would help parties assess progress toward the convention's goal
read more... http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6389/607.full

Buying Jewelry for Mother’s Day?

A few years ago in southern Ghana, I met “Peter,” a frail boy who said he was 15 but looked much younger. He was digging ore out of deep, unsecure pits and processing gold with toxic mercury. He had dropped out of primary school and told me, “I wish I could have stayed in school.”
read more... https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/10/buying-jewelry-mothers-day

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

12 arrested for allegedly operating illegal gold processing labs in Limpopo

Twelve suspects were arrested on Monday for allegedly operating illegal gold processing laboratories at Mapuve village outside Giyani in Limpopo, the Hawks said on Wednesday.
Hawks regional spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said officers seized 10 illegal gold processing laboratories and gold mining equipment which included gas cylinders, generators and gold beating materials.
"They also seized mercury, automatic and manual operating pendukas (containers used for extracting gold particles), industrial hammers, gold-bearing material grinders, [and] industrial torches or flashlights," said Maluleke.

Illegal Gold Undermines Ghana’s Thriving Cocoa Industry

Toxic heavy metal leaching into soil and groundwater is another concern. Mercury is used in small-scale mining industries, because it is a cheap, efficient way to capture gold. But it poses significant health risks for processors, as well as those living and farming near and downstream from mining activities.
“If illegal miners continue to let loose heavy metals such as mercury into the environment and it’s absorbed by crops, Ghana faces the potential of its cocoa being boycotted on the international market,” said Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, minister of the Western Region, where most of Ghana’s cocoa is produced. “This must be addressed.”

Peruvian Amazon Loses Over a Million Hectares: Official

Pope Francis traveled to the region in January and called for protection of the Amazon and its indigenous inhabitants. He visited the regional capital Puerto Maldonado, a steamy riverside town near Peru’s border with Brazil and Bolivia, where miners have dumped so much mercury into rivers that some fish are no longer considered safe to eat.
read more... http://wp.telesurtv.net/english/news/Peruvian-Amazon-Lost-2Mn-Hectares-in-Only-One-Year-Official-20180508-0027.html