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Monitoring the environment from Roșia Montană

Documents:  Environmental and Social Monitoring Plan - 2006

Roşia Montană Gold Corporation will establish a detailed social and environmental monitoring programme.

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Monitoring within the Roşia Montană Project will cover:

  • Physical stability in the operational areas, such as stability of the tailings management facility, processing plant, stockpiles etc.;
  • Chemical stability of air and surface water;
  • Chemical stability of underground water;
  • Chemical stability of solid environments;
  • Aquatic and terrestrial biological monitoring;
  • Contacts with regulatory agencies;
  • Problems of the external stakeholders (communities around the project area or more remote areas);
  • Internal stakeholders – occupational health and safety.

More specifically, environmental monitoring is aimed at producing a set of reliable data which should:

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  • Be used so as to ensure that the mining operations are carried out in compliance with the requirements;
  • Demonstrate the efficiency of the mitigation measures;
  • Help identify or properly predict remaining impacts;
  • Help make comparisons between the environmental changes and the reference environmental condition;
  • Help identify the unacceptable environmental impacts, thus allowing for the adoption of additional mitigation measures and/or the initiation of corrective and preventive actions in due time;
  • Specify performance characteristics, which are to be taken into consideration in the closure phase;
  • Demonstrate permanent compliance with the applicable laws, policies and guidelines, as well as the specific requirements of the approvals/licenses;
  • Ensure accountability through a system of reporting to the company’s management, with summaries of the reports sent to regulatory agencies;
  • Support the investigation of environmental incidents and the taking of appropriate corrective and preventive actions;
  • Help formulate proper answers to the questions/observations or requests for information from the population, regulatory agencies or other external stakeholders.