Officials of EPA at the one-day stakeholders’ dialogue in Dean’s Town, Kokoyah DistrictKokoyah District, Bong County – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded a one-day stakeholders’ dialogue with citizens of affected communities in Kokoyah Statutory District, where the Turkish mining company MNG is currently carrying on underground mining. The dialogue was concentrated on the ongoing underground mining exploration being done by the company and the permit granted the company by the government of Liberia to carry on underground mining. Jallah said that dialogue was also geared towards obliterating the fears that underground mining would cause nearby towns and villages to sink in. “The revised document seeks an Environmental Permit for the operations of an underground gold mining in the existing open pit through its independent environmental consultant, Petra Resource, Inc,” he said. Presenting the roadmap for the underground mining, a senior Liberian staff at MNG, Eugine Kollie, said the underground mining would be done vertically, which means the holes would be dug downward and not horizontal towards any other towns or villages.
Source: Front Page Africa January 22, 2021 23:57 UTC