GCIL STARTED DE-WATERING OF GOLD RIDGE TAILINGS DAM

The tailings dam at the Gold Ridge mine. Photo credit: Pacific Scoop.

The tailings dam at the Gold Ridge mine. Photo credit: Pacific Scoop.

The Gold Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL) has started the de-watering process to drain the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) at Gold Ridge amid new concerns the dam will burst.

A group of stakeholders were invited to the dam today to witness the beginning of the process.

Chair of GCIL, Walton Naezon says the treated water has reached six meters and they want to drain the whole six meters.

“This water contains about six metres and what we want to achieve is to empty the six metres of water. The license was to cater for a metre and as the Government and the office of the Director of Mines has given the provision, once a metre is released then we will take more samples and then we can do another metre and then continue, so that’s the first achievement we want to reach.”

Mr. Naezon says GCIL will continue with its plans to revive the company after completing the de-watering process.

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