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Canadian mining project in Guatemala opposed in a local vote over environmental concerns

Eighty-nine percent voted “no” to the development of mining activities, like the Cerro Blanco gold and silver open-pit mine owned by Bluestone Resources — a Canadian mining company — in a municipal consultation held last month…

The arsenic liberated in the proposed open-pit mine’s gold extraction process can cause toxic leaching and long-lasting contamination that affects the supply of water for drinking, agriculture, and cattle rearing by local communities… – Click to read more