Barely a day after recent media reports alleging water pollution resulting in the death of fish and other species in the Mafa River streams in Kinjor, Grand Cape Mount County, Bea Mountain Mining Corporation (BMMC), has clarified that no abnormal conditions have taken place in its plant.
According to a BMMC press release issued on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, there is also no discharge from the plant. “All protocols in keeping with EPA guidelines and best practice are intact”, the release noted.
However, the Turkish-owned gold mining company disclosed that it has sent a specialist environmental team to investigate the allegations of pollution in the surrounding
In furtherance of the steps taken, BMMC has also engaged an independent government-
certified laboratory to collect samples from the areas that are reported to be impacted.
Meanwhile, BMMC has assured to keep the public informed on the results of all investigations that are underway. At the same time, BMMC says it will continue to support its neighboring communities to ensure their safety as relates to the incident until clarity is derived from these investigations.
Having notified the EPA of the incident, BMMC welcome the EPA’s response to dispatch a team on-site to investigate the allegation. BMMC indicated that it remains supportive and will continue to cooperate with authorities at every stage where needed.
Reported by: Stephen G. Fellajuah