Prosecutor's office will ask the court to suspend placer gold mining in Kamchatka
On June 18, WWF-Russia sent a letter to the Prosecutor General's Office expressing deepest concerns about the activity of the placer gold mining company in Kamchatka. At the moment, the media was full of evidence of Dalstroy's activity giving ground to suspect that at least some of the environmental laws were breached. The investigation showed numerous violations.
Prosecutor's Office opened an administrative case concerning Dalstroy company and directed a petition to suspend the company's activity.
Placer gold development near the highly valuable spawning rivers can adversely impact recreational potential, biodiversity, the fishing industry, and the well-being of local communities.