Release of hazardous substances from the mine tailings "Pioneer" no — samples taken from an area where snow and ice are colored brown, tested negative for cyanide, told RIA Novosti deputy head of Rosprirodnadzor Vyacheslav Goryachev.
Information that the mine "Pioneer" — one of the largest gold companies in the region, burst a dam storage cyanide solution, appeared on the Internet last week. On this fact the responsible supervisory authorities audited.
"All of the samples taken were found negative for cyanide. Contents below acceptable standards. Dam itself is not damaged. As strange reddish-brown color, there is, perhaps, relevant conclusions of geologists, was the assumption that it is a special composition of the soil in the area — perhaps , clay soil, "- said the source.
Mine "Pioneer" is part of the group of companies "Petropavlovsk". The group is the second-largest gold production among Russian companies. The main assets are located in the Amur region, which operates four mining and hydrometallurgical plant, "Pokrovsky Rudnik", "Pioneer", "Malomyr" and "Albyn."