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The authorities granted the environmental license to the mining company Barrick Pueblo Viejo to develop its new tailings dam project after completing the impact assessment process required by Law 64-00 and its regulations, Diario Libre reports citing Barrick Gold social media posts.

According to the Vice Minister of Environmental Management of the Ministry of the Environment, Indhira de Jesús, Barrick’s new tailings facility received environmental license number LA-0501-23. The license was issued on 19 May 2023.

Diario Libre reports that the granting of the license does not mean that the mining company will begin construction of the tailings dam, but rather that part of the process has been advanced and it is now time to carry out the technical feasibility and engineering studies, a process that could take several months.

In a video posted on its YouTube channel, the mining...

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