Friday, May 3, 2013

RAGM denies release of HCN








Photo: 何启文和环境局受促马上审查武吉公满的所有工厂如豆腐厂,花生厂,面厂,茶菓生产厂,棕油厂和金矿厂以揪出释放山埃气体的元凶,给劳勿人民一个合理和满意的交待。
With reference to recent media report (note 1), BCAC was disappointed by the irresponsible and misleading statement released by the General Manager of the RAGM (Mine Operation), Mr. Richard Lee.
Mr. Lee denied that the presence of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) in the air in Bukit Koman, Raub was linked to the gold refining process using cyanide in RAGM. He stated “HCN in the air could be due to car exhaust fumes, open burning of wood, rubbish, or even cigarette smoke”
We cannot help but to ask, Bukit Koman is such a small rural village with less than 2000 residents, how is it possible to have so much car exhaust fumes or smokers till seriously pollute the air? Furthermore, Bukit Koman has no major open burning of wood and plastic activities. We are really having difficulty to comprehend, much less accept this explanation.
As a fact, the air monitoring device was placed in Bukit Koman and monitored by the Department of Environmental (DOE) since Jan this year. On 14 February, DOE replied to the Tras ADUN via an official letter stating that the average concentration of HCN in January (based on a 15 hours daily monitoring) was between 0.32ppm to 0.85ppm. This has proven that residents of Bukit Koman and surrounding areas are constantly exposed to harmful Cyanide gas and their health is seriously threatened.
New York is a very busy metropolitan with 80 million populations, and hence, the HCN air pollution limit is only 0.03ppm. Bukit Koman is such a small village with very much less traffic, and yet has detected 0.32 ppm to 0.85 ppm of HCN. At peak, 1.15ppm is detected and this is 38 folds exceeding New York Ambient Air Standard.
Based on the Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment submitted by the RAGM in 1996, the Sodium Cyanide usage per year is minimum 400 tons, averagely 1.1 ton Sodium Cyanide / day. How could RAGM simply deny the HCN presence in the air has no link with gold mining activities?
Since gold mining activity started in February 2009, is not a denial facts that the villagers have been suffering from health problem related to skin, eyes, respiratory system, dizziness etc. Even after many round of inspections by experts from Ministry Of Health, there is still no evidence that skin disease suffered by residence is not related to cyanide. Bear in mind, the MOH experts’ team are still gathering data to determine the source(s) of the health problem, the allegation that “no incident of unusual health problems” is not conclusive.
Hoh Khai Mun, being the Chairman of Local Government Environmental and Health Committee of caretaker Pahang government, as well as the DOE authority shall immediately respond to the statement released by the gold mining company, and should take prompt action to commence investigation into factories in Bukit Koman such as Bean Curd Factory, Peanut Factory, Noodle Factory, Palm Old Factory, and Gold Refinery to find out the source(s) of HCN pollution, and hence to provide a reasonable and satisfactory response to the people of Raub.

劳勿反山埃委员会对于劳勿澳洲金矿公司总经理李瑞强日前所发表的误导性言论深感惊讶。
李瑞强坚决否认武吉公满以山埃冶金的金矿是空气中高浓度山埃气体的源头。他说”空气中的山埃气体可能来自汽车排放的废气,户外焚烧垃圾如木材、塑料,香烟的烟雾也可能含有山埃气体。”
我们不禁想问,在武吉公满这个郊外区区2千个居民的小乡村,何来那么多足以导致空气受山埃严重污染的烟民和汽车?况且,武吉公满新村也没有大型的焚烧木材以及塑料的活动。我们对这一项没有任何数据证明的说法感到费解。
再说,武吉公满新村育华小学内的空气探测器乃由环境局安装的。在环境局于今年2月14日给都赖区州议员办公室的回函中,证实一月份在武吉公满每日进行15小时的空气探测结果显示,山埃气体每日平均浓度 为0.32ppm - 0.85ppm。亦即证明武吉公满和周边地区居民每日长期暴露在山埃气体,居民的健康受到严重威胁。
纽约是个人口8千万交通繁忙的大都会,该地的环境空气素质山埃指标却是0.03ppm, 武吉公满地小车少,山埃气体指数却每日平均达0.32ppm - 0.85ppm,最高上达到1.15ppm,比纽约标准超标38倍!
根据金矿公司所提呈的1996初步环境评估报告,金矿每年使用至少400吨剧毒山埃,每日平均山埃使用量为1.1吨。劳勿澳洲金矿公司不能一概否认这一个现象与山埃采金活动无关。
自从山埃冶金活动在2009年2月开始后,金矿周边居民频频面对健康问题(皮肤痕痒,眼睛干涩红肿,呼吸管道问题,头晕等)是不容置疑的事实。迄今,卫生部专家经过多次检验,都不能确定村民皮肤病与山埃无关。
身为彭亨州地方政府、环境和卫生委员会主席的何启文和环境局有必要立即对金矿公司所发表的言论作出回应,马上审查武吉公满的所有工厂如豆腐厂,花生厂,面厂,茶菓生产厂,棕油厂和金矿厂以揪出释放山埃气体的元凶,给劳勿人民一个合理和满意的交待。


何启文和环境局受促马上审查武吉公满的所有工厂如豆腐厂,花生厂,面厂,茶菓生产厂,棕油厂和金矿厂以揪出释放山埃气体的元凶,给劳勿人民一个合理和满意的交待。
With reference to recent media report (note 1), BCAC was disappointed by the irresponsible and misleading statement released by the General Manager of the RAGM (Mine Operation), Mr. Richard Lee.
Mr. Lee denied that the presence of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) in the air in Bukit Koman, Raub was linked to the gold refining process using cyanide in RAGM. He stated “HCN in the air could be due to car exhaust fumes, open burning of wood, rubbish, or even cigarette smoke”
We cannot help but to ask, Bukit Koman is such a small rural village with less than 2000 residents, how is it possible to have so much car exhaust fumes or smokers till seriously pollute the air? Furthermore, Bukit Koman has no major open burning of wood and plastic activities. We are really having difficulty to comprehend, much less accept this explanation.
As a fact, the air monitoring device was placed in Bukit Koman and monitored by the Department of Environmental (DOE) since Jan this year. On 14 February, DOE replied to the Tras ADUN via an official letter stating that the average concentration of HCN in January (based on a 15 hours daily monitoring) was between 0.32ppm to 0.85ppm. This has proven that residents of Bukit Koman and surrounding areas are constantly exposed to harmful Cyanide gas and their health is seriously threatened.
New York is a very busy metropolitan with 80 million populations, and hence, the HCN air pollution limit is only 0.03ppm. Bukit Koman is such a small village with very much less traffic, and yet has detected 0.32 ppm to 0.85 ppm of HCN. At peak, 1.15ppm is detected and this is 38 folds exceeding New York Ambient Air Standard.
Based on the Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment submitted by the RAGM in 1996, the Sodium Cyanide usage per year is minimum 400 tons, averagely 1.1 ton Sodium Cyanide / day. How could RAGM simply deny the HCN presence in the air has no link with gold mining activities?
Since gold mining activity started in February 2009, is not a denial facts that the villagers have been suffering from health problem related to skin, eyes, respiratory system, dizziness etc. Even after many round of inspections by experts from Ministry Of Health, there is still no evidence that skin disease suffered by residence is not related to cyanide. Bear in mind, the MOH experts’ team are still gathering data to determine the source(s) of the health problem, the allegation that “no incident of unusual health problems” is not conclusive.
Hoh Khai Mun, being the Chairman of Local Government Environmental and Health Committee of caretaker Pahang government, as well as the DOE authority shall immediately respond to the statement released by the gold mining company, and should take prompt action to commence investigation into factories in Bukit Koman such as Bean Curd Factory, Peanut Factory, Noodle Factory, Palm Old Factory, and Gold Refinery to find out the source(s) of HCN pollution, and hence to provide a reasonable and satisfactory response to the people of Raub.

劳勿反山埃委员会对于劳勿澳洲金矿公司总经理李瑞强日前所发表的误导性言论深感惊讶。
李瑞强坚决否认武吉公满以山埃冶金的金矿是空气中高浓度山埃气体的源头。他说”空气中的山埃气体可能来自汽车排放的废气,户外焚烧垃圾如木材、塑料,香烟的烟雾也可能含有山埃气体。”
我们不禁想问,在武吉公满这个郊外区区2千个居民的小乡村,何来那么多足以导致空气受山埃严重污染的烟民和汽车?况且,武吉公满新村也没有大型的焚烧木材以及塑料的活动。我们对这一项没有任何数据证明的说法感到费解。
再说,武吉公满新村育华小学内的空气探测器乃由环境局安装的。在环境局于今年2月14日给都赖区州议员办公室的回函中,证实一月份在武吉公满每日进行15 小时的空气探测结果显示,山埃气体每日平均浓度 为0.32ppm - 0.85ppm。亦即证明武吉公满和周边地区居民每日长期暴露在山埃气体,居民的健康受到严重威胁。
纽约是个人口8千万交通繁忙的大都会,该地的环境空气素质山埃指标却是0.03ppm, 武吉公满地小车少,山埃气体指数却每日平均达0.32ppm - 0.85ppm,最高上达到1.15ppm,比纽约标准超标38倍!
根据金矿公司所提呈的1996初步环境评估报告,金矿每年使用至少400吨剧毒山埃,每日平均山埃使用量为1.1吨。劳勿澳洲金矿公司不能一概否认这一个现象与山埃采金活动无关。
自从山埃冶金活动在2009年2月开始后,金矿周边居民频频面对健康问题(皮肤痕痒,眼睛干涩红肿,呼吸管道问题,头晕等)是不容置疑的事实。迄今,卫生部专家经过多次检验,都不能确定村民皮肤病与山埃无关。
身为彭亨州地方政府、环境和卫生委员会主席的何启文和环境局有必要立即对金矿公司所发表的言论作出回应,马上审查武吉公满的所有工厂如豆腐厂,花生厂,面厂,茶菓生产厂,棕油厂和金矿厂以揪出释放山埃气体的元凶,给劳勿人民一个合理和满意的交待。



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Kami adalah penduduk yang dilahirkan dan dibesarkan di Bukit Koman, Raub. Sememangnya, kami seharusnya dapat menikmati rahmat yang ditakdirkan, iaitu tinggal dengan aman. Namun, ketenteraman dan kesihatan penduduk tergugat apabila apabila lombong emas yang bersebelahan dengan rumah kediaman kami mengguna Sodium Cyanide dalam perlombongan. Ratusan penduduk mengadu tentang masalah kesihatan dalam tempoh 1 bulan selepas lombong emas mula beroperasi pada Febuari 2009. Kami tidak dapat lagi bertoleransi dengan ancaman ini. Untuk menjamin keselamatan ahli keluarga tersayang dan masa depan generasi kami yang akan datang, kami sanggup melakukan apa sahaja demi mempertahankan keamanan dan keselamatan kampung halaman kami. 我们是在劳勿武吉公满土生土长数十年的普通居民。本已到了知天命之年,奈何眼见挚爱的家园因为山埃的入侵,面临沦为“毒村”的致命威胁,我们决定站出来,抗战到底!为了我们爱惜的家人,为了我们的下一代,背水一战,决不妥协! Email:bancyanide@Gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BanCyanideInGoldMining