Authorities brokers made two visits to the affected areas to gather water samples and analyze the state of aquatic fauna and flora. They then used georeferenced maps and satellite tv for pc pictures to assist their findings.
“Following a water pattern assortment and subsequent analyses, it was discovered that the waters of the Silvestre and Areia streams suffered interventions that had unfavourable impacts on their bodily, biotic and socioeconomic environments, as indicated by the numerous lack of aquatic fauna and deep physical-chemical adjustments,” Josiane Ferreira, head of the SEMA, mentioned in a media assertion.
Native media reported that the communities that dwell across the stream have been left with out each freshwater and their principal supply of animal protein, whereas some residents have been reporting well being points corresponding to migraines.
In response to the notices and the superb, which have been issued on December 21, 2021, Nice Panther revealed a press release on December 30, 2021, saying it intends to file a defence.
“Mina Tucano is actively investigating whether or not there could possibly be any connection between the fish mortality occasion and the Tucano mine website,” the transient reads. “Primarily based on its preliminary investigation, together with unbiased studies on fish toxicology and water high quality obtained by Mina Tucano on December 28, 2021, the corporate has ready a proper defence in opposition to the place taken by the Company. The notices impose mixture fines of fifty,000,000 Brazilian reals, payable by January 30, 2022. The corporate intends to enchantment the quantity of the fines and timing of any fee in its defence statements.”
The 197,283-hectare Tucano mine website is positioned in a distant, jungle space within the northeastern Amapá state, roughly 200 kilometres from Macapá, the state capital.
It includes eight open pits, the Urucum North underground undertaking, a processing plant and a tailings dam. Mine manufacturing so far has been sourced from all deposits besides Urucum East.
In 2020, Nice Panther mined over 1.8 million tonnes of gold ore for a complete manufacturing of 125,417 ounces of the yellow metallic.