Environment

Forward Thinking: Pioneering the Use of Dry Stack Tailings in Turkey and Greece

First to Construct a Dry Tailings Facility in Turkey In 2006, Eldorado first began assessing the use of dry-stack tailings for its Efemçukuru project in Turkey.  “At the time, we were one of a handful of mining companies evaluating the technology, and were the first to permit and construct a dry-stack tailings facility in Turkey,” …

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Forward Thinking: Focusing on Innovation and Technology for our Future

A Q&A with George Burns, President and CEO, Eldorado Gold Contrary to popular belief, mining is an industry at the forefront of technological innovation. At Eldorado Gold, leading-edge technologies are enabling our mines to operate with greater energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact, while also creating a healthier and safer environment for our people.  We …

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2018 International Health and Safety Week – Video

It has been 6 months since we wrapped up our inaugural International Health and Safety Week. During the week of May 7 – 11, 2018 we hosted talks, competitions, training and other activities across our global sites to raise awareness to the importance of working safely. Members of our senior management team, including George Burns, …

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Teaching Safe Behaviour to the Next Generation

Earlier this year, Eldorado Gold celebrated International Safety Week to highlight the importance of safety, both at the workplace and at home. One of the week’s highlights for Hellas Gold, Eldorado Gold’s Greek subsidiary, was an interactive event with children from the Stratoni, Stageira and Stratoniki villages near our Kassandra Mines in northern Greece. The …

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A view from the top: CEO George Burns talks about sustainability at Eldorado

 It’s been a year since George Burns took the helm as President & CEO of Eldorado Gold. As an industry veteran with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry, George knows what it takes to build projects that create value for all stakeholders. With the release of Eldorado’s 2017 sustainability report “Tomorrow, Together”, …

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Celebrating World Environment Day at our Efemçukuru Mine in Turkey

Tuesday June 5th is World Environment Day, a global event coordinated by the United Nations intended to encourage awareness and action for protection of our environment. This year, the event focused on drawing attention to waste management, recycling and plastic pollution. To celebrate this event, our team at our Efemçukuru mine in Turkey, hosted a …

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Sustainability in Action: Lamaque Takes Steps to be Greener, Safer and Smarter

In this first post in our new Sustainability in Action series, we highlight the work our Lamaque team is doing to reduce the environmental impacts of our operations – including plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions for our exploration drilling activities. Carbon-neutral exploration will be a first in Quebec Mining exploration involves a range of …

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4 Facts About Air, Water & Forest Impacts of Gold Mining in Greece

At Eldorado Gold we get questions about the potential environmental impacts of the mining projects we are developing in Greece, particularly from communities near our sites. Mining is a highly regulated industry and we are committed to complying with national and European standards to protect the air, water, forest and communities near our operations. Here …

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Taking the Lead in Environmental Monitoring for Gold Mining in Greece

At Eldorado Gold, our environmental monitoring efforts tell us about the health of the natural environment in and around our mine sites. It is an important part of operating responsibly as it lets us know what aspects at site we need to manage to minimise our environmental impacts and comply with environmental regulations. A comprehensive …

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