Cyanide spill in Turkey highlights environmental toll of mining | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

When a pipe carrying a cyanide solution burst at a gold mine in Turkey’s eastern Erzincan province earlier this month, it failed to attract widespread media attention. Yet, with 20 cubic meters (706 cubic feet) of toxic solution spilling into the Karasu River, it is a major environmental disaster. The 450-kilometer-longContinue Reading

Indiana steelmaker to pay $3 million after cyanide spill

More than two years after steelmaker ArcelorMittal spilled cyanide into a Northwest Indiana river — killing nearly 3,000 fish and shutting down public beaches on Lake Michigan as well as a drinking water facility — the company is finally having to pay.   Cleveland-Cliffs, which acquired ArcelorMittal in 2020, must pay $3 million asContinue Reading

Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Company and its Owners Plead Guilty to Violating Environmental and Worker Safety Laws Related to Workers’ 2015 Deaths | OPA

Cliffs Burns Harbor (Cleveland-Cliffs) has agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and other laws, for an August 2019 discharge of ammonia and cyanide-laden wastewater into the East Branch of the Little Calumet River. The discharge, which led to fish kills in the river, also causedContinue Reading