Sudanese Mineral resources Company Limited (SMRC) concludes its Celebrations of World Environment Day in the city of Atbara, and emphasizing the fight against Gold mixers (alkhalatat( and controlling the use of chemicals in gold extraction
The Sudanese Mineral Resources Company Ltd. concluded a workshop held by the General Administration of Environment and Safety in the city of Atbara as part of the program accompanying the company’s celebrations of the World Environment Day, where experts, academics and specialists in the field of environment discussed the effects of the mining industry in the state of the River Nile, which is the highest production of gold, which includes The largest and most abundant mining market for traditional metals. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Rahim Khalil, Director of the General Administration for Supervision and Control of Small Mining, committed in his speech at the conclusion of the workshop on behalf of the General Manager of the Sudanese Mineral Resources Limited Company, He committed to implementing the recommendations and decisions of the workshop on World Environment Day, reiterating the company's interest in carrying out technical studies through implementing smart partnerships with relevant research institutions, particularly Nile Valley University, stressing the company's keenness to create a clean and safe mining environment in order to achieve occupational safety and health and advance the pace of development. And the development of the mineral sector in Sudan. The workshop, which lasted for about four hours, was attended by three ministers of the government of the River Nile State. It witnessed hot, bold and transparent deliberations and discussions from the specialists supported by observations and real experiences from the resistance committees and representatives of the local communities hosting the mining companies. The workshop concluded with a number of The most important of the recommendations are: Continuing awareness of the dangers of mixers and the risks resulting from the wrong use of the mining industry, especially in remote areas, implementing the decision to stop the activity of mixers within residential and agricultural areas, applying the most severe penalties to those involved in transporting mining waste “Karta” and immediately reporting its movement within the Nile River State. Preventing the entry of toxic materials into the Nile River State, controlling the use of chemicals used in the extraction Accurately collecting gold, especially sodium cyanide, mercury and thiourea, he conducted research studies in cooperation with the Nile Valley University and the Supreme Council for the Environment, to study the environmental impact of mixers, collect the miners in one entity and consider the possibility of the state benefiting from them.