NEW LIBERTY, G/CAPE MOUNT: Bea Mountain Mining Corporation (BMMC) operating in Grand Cape Mount says it has read in the public media, a press release issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relative to the recent sighting of dead fish in the Marvoe Creek.
BMMC says it categorically rejects and disagrees with the findings and claims being made by the EPA as the degree and extent of testing conducted so far are “inconclusive and filled with analytical gaps.”
“We are confident and particularly reaffirm our position of being in no breach of any required scientific standards. We note that the EPA has found no evidence of damage to, or any spill or irregular discharge from the TSF. In fact, our TSF is routinely monitored in accordance with international standards by an independent and internationally accredited design company,” BMMC added.
According to the BMMC, its disagreement is further “supported by the fact that the EPA itself has called for further investigations (and the EPA’s opinion that its test results for Cyanide are far below what is required to cause fatality).”
BMMC therefore welcomes the Agency’s decision to expand the test by inviting the participation of competent and independent third-party entities and fully commits to remain cooperative of this effort to establish the facts.
BMMC: “As a responsible corporate citizen, we will continue to support the well-being of host communities by providing alternative sources of protein and water until all doubts are clear by a conclusive investigation into these allegations.”
Recently, the EPA told the nation that its findings into alleged chemical spilled into the Bea Mountain has established the presence of ‘excess cyanides, which are fast-acting poisons that can be lethal, resulting to the contamination of the Mafa River and other water sources in Grand Cape Mount County.
Cyanides, according to EPA, were used as chemical weapons for the first time in World War I.
In a release issued on Friday, June 3, 2022, EPA also stated that due to the excess cyanide, “there has been severe disruption and injures to the livelihood of the communities,” that depend on water resources.
However, following BMMC rejection of EPA findings, the Agency also refuted BMMC statement that its test and investigation are scientific and stands by their report on the BMMC alleged chemical spilled.