Insight: Gold mine stirs hope and anger in shattered Greece

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GreekAnalyst wrote:

The local citizen’s view, who don’t want their entire area is the following: A) Ethical and Ecological view; Enviromental destruction is proven anywhere a gold mining occurred. The effects are considered devasting effects in water supplies, DNA of people in the area, medical costs. B) Touristic and Economic View; Apart from ethics, Chalkidiki in Greece, is a main and uprising Tourist player, in Greece, with mostly Russian and Bulgarian tourists, since its northern Greece. Its also famous for excellent water and beaches, clean crystal clear waters, etc. An environmental destruction in the area could actually have DIRECT results and would result in a severe loss of touristic Income.

Jan 13, 2014 8:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
GreekAnalyst wrote:

Locals don’t want the mining due to environmental impacts. But actually, Apart from ethics and sustainability, Chalkidiki in Greece, is a main and uprising Tourist player, in Greece, with mostly Russian and Bulgarian tourists. Its also famous for excellent and crystal clear waters. An environmental destruction in the area could actually have direct results in severe losses of touristic Income. Long term results are expected from medical costs and restoration costs, so the Mining is not benefiting them. Even the Greek Government is not that much benefited, since appears to have “beneficial tax treatment agreement” with the Mining company.

Jan 14, 2014 4:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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