Trun: ciudad búlgara da la espalda a la minería de oro en referéndum

Trun: Bulgarian town backs gold mining ban in referendum

La población de Trun, en Bulgaria, votó y rechazó una mina de oro en sus tierras con una mayoría aplastante de 93% enun referéndum local. Esto convierte a Trun en la tercera municipalidad ‘libres de minería’ en Bulgaria.

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SOFIA (Bulgaria), 12 de Junio – Los votantes en un referendum local el domingo en la ciudad de Trun al oeste de Bulgaria rechazaron con una mayoría aplastante los planes de una mina de oro en la zona, según reflejaron los datos finales de la comisión electoral.

Un 93% de las personas que fueron a la elección votaron contra la aprobación del municipio de desarrollar los planes mineros y extraer los recursos mineros de su territorio, fue lo que reflejaron los resultados del referendum expuestos en la página web de la comisión electoral.

El año pasado, un proyecto de oro y plata en la región de Trun, que incluia el lugar de una mina de uranio cerrada, impulsó protestas de la población local que temía que el proyecto supusiera un peligro para el medio ambiente y para su salud.

El inversor Euromax Services -una filial indirecta de la minera de cobre búlgara Asarel-Medet – planifica minar oro en un área de 19 km cuadrados.

Euromax Services planea invertir en el proyecto más de 100 millones de levs  (57,3 mill de dólares/51,1 mill Euro), dijo en su día el periódico local Capital Daily.

En febrero, el presidente búlgaro Rumen Radev vetó una ley que introducía cambios cuestionables a la ley de concesiones que provocó la ira de los ambientalistas.

El parlamento aprobó la ley con una estrecha mayoría justo unos días antes de que Radev lo disolviera y adelantara las elecciones generales. La legislación prevé la supresión del plazo máximo de 35 años de contratos de concesión y otorga el derecho de conceder una concesión a ministros de gobierno y también a alcaldes.

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The people of Trun, Bulgaria, have voted to reject gold mining on their lands with an overwhelming 93% majority in a local referendum. This makes Trun the third ‘mining-free’ municipality in Bulgaria.

 


See News. 12th June 2017.

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SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 12 (SeeNews) – Voters in Sunday’s local referendum in the western Bulgarian town of Trun rejected with an overwhelming majority plans for gold mining in the area, election commission final data showed.

As many as 93% of people who went to the polls voted against the town council approving development plans for mining and processing of mineral resources on its territory, the referendum results posted on the commission’s website showed.

Voter turnout was 59.7%, making the referendum outcome binding.

Last year, a project for gold and silver mining in Trun area, including on the site of a closed uranium mine, prompted protests by local people who fear the project poses a threat to the environment and their health.

The investor, Euromax Services – an indirect subsidiary of Bulgarian copper mining company Asarel-Medet – plans to mine for gold in a 19 sq km area.

Euromax Services plans to invest over 100 million levs ($57.3 million/51.1 million euro) in the project, local newspaper Capital Daily said at the time.

In February, Bulgarian president Rumen Radev vetoed a bill introducing questionable changes to the concession law which drew fire from environmentalists.

The parliament passed the legislation with a slim majority just days before Radev dissolved it and called an early general election. The legislation provides for abolishing the maximum 35-year term of concession contracts and gives the right to open a concession procedure to individual government ministers as well as mayors.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)


 

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