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Locals lose as billion dollar gold mine stays in limbo

Residents of a poverty-stricken Transylvanian community see their future on hold as conflict between green activists and a Canadian mining company rages over a billion-dollar gold mine plan. Report by Michael Bird and Ana Maria Nitoi

March 2010 - From the Print Edition

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“This project affects my entire life in the Rosia Montana valley because I will have to leave my house and everything I know and own,” says landowner Eugen David.
Married to a local from the village and with one daughter, 45 year-old David and his family own a house and land on the planned platform of a billion-dollar gold-mine in Alba county, Transylvania.
“If the project goes ahead, it will pollute the environment where I will have to live,” he adds.
Behind the project is the Ro...

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