Svaneti population to government, Company "Opticals Systems Inc.'s " (Optical Systems Inc)region of the gold exploration and production license to deprive, Mestia district of gold production by extracting and refining permanently banned. Locals refer to the government, the 500 churches in Svaneti icon swore, Gold production in the manufacturing procedure to prevent the destruction of Svaneti, oath to enforce the mandatory. Gold production according to claim environmentalists oppose the.
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in the region, Mestia municipality in gold exploration and production licenses 2006 year 5 issued September. This document 39 000 hectares of the area came under license, including the historic villages of Svaneti, Towers, houses, agricultural lands and pastures. The company has gold production by extracting 2016 started in, However, the population of Svaneti stopped work.
Mestia village of Ipari George Khvistani says, When the Ministry of Licenses, Local residents did not ask:
"When the company began to work in the village of Yale, Then people mostly talk. Two weeks working. directly, I am speaking, there is used cyanide, which brings out a certain mass of heavy elements. The poison cyanide and heavy metals harmful to the human body. This information was spread by the district. Hundreds of people went and stopped work. two weeks damaged, The place was destroyed and looting. This is far dagvenebebina, Imagine, What would be the situation in the region.
We see the future of tourism in Svaneti, including ecological and ethnographic tourism development, also ecologically pure agricultural production and not a one-time extraction of minerals to destroy the nature of Svaneti.
Gold production in the region in order to forbid the extraction and production of many residents gathered population. Svaneti is one of the most renowned temple - lagurkasa (Kala village, net kvirike and Ivlite Church) and other temples on the icon swore 500 Svan. Svans before God and the people of the oath violation of religious and moral point of view is unacceptable, while its execution is mandatory ".
as residents of gold production by extracting the ban request, 24 February, gathered in Tbilisi. The environmental organization "Green Alternative" representatives of the participants talked about the threats.
Nino Gujaridze, "Green Alternative" executive director: kvishrobuli gold mining in Georgia have not yet been. This would be the first case, If it will start production at Yale.
This technology was first developed in China, But it turned out, China is a very big challenge. Rivers was lost, wetlands have disappeared or have lost large areas of forest. Therefore, The Chinese Government has made a decision, and this type of mining is banned in China.
Notable, the company, which today is trying to start gold mining in the region, Chinese company. Almost a century, China has developed so much of this type of mining, improved technologies, Experts raised the, As a result, so that the accumulated knowledge, The technology has passed beyond the boundaries. First of all, this process came after Russia and Mongolia. mongholetshi was a large-scale environmental impact, that 2011 in, Mongolia's Supreme Court decision, the country in the form of gold mining has been banned. Russia in about the same situation. announced, that this is a very important mechanism for countries to reduce poverty and encourage this type of claim. Therefore, Russia is widely recognized and developed, and that's, has been reached and reached.
Have you seen a video, The company will 2017 released in, Soil mass becomes too large to cut, crashes, After washing and extraction of gold from there already. The company says, In addition to the broken, and I will bring back the gold gonna mass, which I took out and doing anything wrong. We can imagine all sorts of scientific knowledge without, What happens in case of an ecosystem, not to live in the mass does not remain, And in place of a comeback, He will never be restored. Moreover, these countries experience before have we.
Now As for the cyanide, which was discussed here. His company was saying, invented, There have been a cyanide. license in respect of certain documents, which the company sought the approval of a stock. These filings, Gold ore is that different sizes. In some places it may be large parts, the gravitational method of extraction, But there may be factions, the extraction will not be so easy. This case is only one record, that will be a fraction of such a move and the refineries in the processing. Enrichment is the only factory in the territory of Bolnisi. kompaniisaa different and hard to imagine, speaking region of Bolnisi will be huge crowds for shipping, There's somebody that enrich.
to assume, that the plan to build a new enrichment plant, where such mass obtained from the only method, Gold cyanide extraction solution will dapkurebit.
So far there is no permission for the construction of such a plant, and nowhere claimed for such plans. Now the Ministry of Environment in the process of being, which they will try to build a crushing plant at Yale, So this cut is planned for washing and mass dasamskhvrevad in factory construction. Not yet, and we are waiting for the Environmental Impact Assessment, that the public discussion of this document.
should consider, the problem is not only cyanide. of course, Here we see the greatest threat, But only the extraction processing, problem in itself, especially since the large crowds going to cut. As you see in this video, It was studying the works of the research. Therefore, After so much to look forward to. The problem is much larger scale. This is not a rural problem. 390 square kilometers of both the company's sticking. This is not an absolute property, But any development, If you decide at any construction site, You will need the consent of the company. without the consent of the company could not build khukhulasa. This has allowed him together with the license and obtained a license to operate until the end of this right can.
In addition to cutting the masses, Another problem associated with such a claim, Rivers disappear. Such production is mainly in the riverbed. The river bed is changed to, the river will be released in the extraction of. When you complete a job, then becomes overthrow. China and Mongolia are very large experience in this regard. than the river back home, Another way of viewing or river disappears altogether. absolutely changing ecosystem, Rivers often remain without. So the dangers are many.
When the licenses were sold, At the time, our legislation does not require public participation in this process, But at the same time there, We have signed and 2001 Since Georgia has the Aarhus Convention, that there's a similar public participation. This would be done, But this has not happened.
Irakli Macharashvili, "Green Alternative" Biodiversity Program Coordinator: extracting minerals, the environment is the most harmful activity, It can carry out natural resource. cut forest will come sooner or later, Burnt forest even restored 100 After a year, But when such a mineral is used and sometimes the mother rock arrive, This means, than the earth continues, Nothing will come to the right place.
You may be saying,, Here's the, Typical production will not be using cyanide, but go and see, What happens to the Chiatura. there, Chiatura do not use cyanide, But people are not live.
In case the latter is itself a profitable, If we do not consider the loss, We believe and what you value. Minerals are important to you to weigh the costs and benefits. but, to calculate the cost of the environment, What damages the cultural heritage. In some cases, the fossil for a stay in the ground because, Something that would take more from the extraction and motkhrit.
When one gram of gold is considered the best content 1000 tons in the ground. Imagine what happens in Bolnisi and Dmanisi. 1000 tons of soil to remove, gaauvargison and discard, One gram of gold to remove.
because of, the company pays no fee for the land gauvargisebis, In one gram of viable mining.
How was this possible? 2006-2007 in Georgia to enact such legislation, the most harmful and dangerous activities – extracting minerals, released an environmental impact assessment. Legislation of this type is characterized by an extremely dictatorial countries. for example, Chile during pinoshetis. Then they realized what had happened and the trouble again rebuilt Environmental Assessment. with us, 2007 Since 2018 Before extracting minerals have ekvvemdebareboda environmental impact assessment and the, Public hearing. Would you spend the money and take the. 2018 Since the public has the opportunity to have it, the environmental impact assessment is subject to extracting minerals. There reserving Holes, Whoever wrote this law, something that you apply to the area in less than, Let us not to spread it. The parliament adopted a new constitution, whose Article 29 states, that the public has a right to, Take advantage of the natural environment and public space. Such records have been previously. I do not know which ones to challenge the record of the Constitution of the license. The constitution says another good record, Everyone has the right to protect the environment. Yale population, Svan stand together to protect the environment, This is a constitutional right ".
on the initiative by the group to spread the petition. The authors of the petition are Tabagari, Nikoloz, Mary Khachvani, David Turashvili, Neither Tskimanauri, Koba Chopliani, Irakli Macharashvili, The opposition, Anna Margvelashvili, Natia Nakani and others, Cultural Heritage Protection Agency to ask for it, gold mining region of the ancient Georgian traditions on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List in.