Minister warned over ecological, security risks of New River mining activity

-Harmon urges recall of surveying permit

The Permission for Geological and Geophysi-cal Survey (PGGS) issued to Muri Brasil Ventures Inc should be revoked since any mineral activity in the pristine southern tip of the country, whether actual mining or just surveying, could have ecological and security implications, according to APNU MP Joseph Harmon. “I am repeating that the minister has to see what he is doing as wrong,” Harmon told Stabroek News.

He noted that fellow APNU MP Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, who is chairman of the Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources, had written to Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud in April this year inquiring about the processing of mining licences for blocks in the New Triangle area and drawing attention to ecological-sensitivity …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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