Gold Mine Impact On Mongolia

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I learned this on 2010 APGN Congress. I think more people should know this huge negative impact on Mongolia people and environment. Stop the cruel gold mining, as blood diamonds.

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Gold Mine Impact On Mongolia

  1. 1. <ul><li>Uncontrolled Mine Industry – Dead penalty for Mongolia </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Programm – Yellow Epidemic </li></ul><ul><li>Gold-Programm since 1992 in Mongolia: </li></ul><ul><li>since 1992: 240 t gold (official info: 140 t) </li></ul><ul><li>130 places in 18 (of 21) provinces are poisened </li></ul><ul><li>Dec.2009: 500 Licenses for Gold (230 companies) </li></ul><ul><li>70% of Gold Companies don’t pay Taxes! </li></ul><ul><li>100.000 gold seeker worker (Ninja): </li></ul><ul><li>30% of them are children and wome n </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>2003: we had 14.679 Rivers, Streams, Springs </li></ul><ul><li>2007: dryed up 1.530 or 20% </li></ul><ul><li>2009: about 35% dryed up </li></ul><ul><li>  every year: many companies using each 200 t of Cyanide </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Politicians, their families </li></ul><ul><li>Only 5-10 owner of all national gold mines </li></ul><ul><li>Governers of 21 Provinces, 321 Sub-Provinces </li></ul><ul><li>State servants: Police, Customer, Lawyers… </li></ul><ul><li>Only 250 families are very rich </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign mine companies: Ivanhoe mines, Golden East (Russian), a lot of Canadian gold mines: Centera gold, Boroo gold, Goldman sachs…, a lot Chinese coal and gold mines... </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>80% of Mongolians are poor and very poor </li></ul><ul><li>but Official statistic: 36% </li></ul><ul><li>35% jobless </li></ul>
  5. 39. <ul><li>Since April 2007 of 2300 inhabitants: </li></ul><ul><li>65 dead (from Babies to Eldest), 40miscarieges </li></ul><ul><li>about 25 cancers: from 4 month old Babies to 70 year old man, 10 of them are dead </li></ul><ul><li>a lot of inhabitants have skin diseases </li></ul><ul><li>About 1500 dead animals </li></ul><ul><li>June 2007: 843 sick persons of 1427 (WHO) </li></ul><ul><li>June 2007: Arsenic 0.5 – 24.5 times more </li></ul><ul><li>September 2009: Mercury in ground 4-10 times more </li></ul><ul><li>2010: 50% of inhabitants already moved away. </li></ul>
  6. 55. <ul><li>Every Day: </li></ul><ul><li>800 Trucks </li></ul><ul><li>each Truck: 90 – 130 t (standard 50 t) </li></ul><ul><li>25-30 cm layers of dust around the coal street </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution: 5 times or much higher </li></ul><ul><li>Coal transport high way: along the border to Great Gobi Nature protected area </li></ul>
  7. 64. <ul><li>Build the Network “Stop the gold production”: GOLD MINES AS REASON FOR CLIMATE WARMING </li></ul><ul><li>Network against the Law-Breaker-Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyer-Network: </li></ul><ul><li>against the Environment crimes </li></ul><ul><li>to protect the Human rights </li></ul>
  8. 65. <ul><li>Please sign the Letter “Save the Khongor Victims! Evacuation and Healing them!” to Mongolian President, Parliament, Government and to the UNO” </li></ul><ul><li>Please sign the Letter “Stop the Gold-Programm in Mongolia!” </li></ul><ul><li>Please sign the Letter to Mongolian Parliament and the President to become a member of Aarhus Convention! </li></ul>
  9. 66. <ul><li>Thank you for your Attention! </li></ul><ul><li>Mongolian Green Movement </li></ul><ul><li>2010 APGN </li></ul>

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