Environment

Skouries Processing Plant

How we’ve designed Olympias and Skouries to limit environmental impacts

At Eldorado Gold, we are at the forefront of building a modern gold mining industry in Greece. All eyes are on us to prove that mining can be done responsibly; that we can protect the air, water and soil – resources that we all share. We have designed Olympias and Skouries, our two mining projects …

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3 reasons Eldorado’s 2015 sustainability report is a must read

Is it possible for today’s companies to succeed if they operate irresponsibly? We don’t think so, and our sustainability report provides proof that we’re committed to safe and responsible operations. This year’s report is ready, and it’s better than ever. Here are three reasons you’ll want to read it from cover to cover. 1. It’s …

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Cyanide certification: how our gold mines get it right

At Eldorado we’re very proud of our management practices when it comes to cyanide. Cyanide is very well known to us all. As every murder mystery has taught us, it’s a pretty toxic compound. But in gold mining, cyanide is often essential for separating gold from the surrounding ore. (Sorry, Agatha Christie.) Gold mines use very …

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4 fast facts about Eldorado Gold

We take sustainability, health and safety, and hiring locally to heart at Eldorado. Here are a few quick facts to show you how we strive to excel in each of these categories: Find out more about our environmental initiatives in our sustainability report  

Dust testing at Kisladag mine site

Environmental monitoring in action

Last week we talked about the importance of environmental monitoring practices at our mines. This week we’d like to show you! Here are a few snapshots of our environmental teams in action at sites in China (Jinfeng) and Turkey (Efemçukuru and Kişladağ). Wherever we operate, environmental monitoring helps us make better decisions that make sense …

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Kisladag water sampling

Environmental monitoring: looking out for our natural world

Every day, we carry out some form of environmental monitoring at our operations. “Whether it’s testing air, water, soil or noise, our monitoring efforts help us to understand, manage and protect our natural environment,” says Dale Churcher, our VP Engineering. “Monitoring is our eyes and ears.” The data we collect allows us to build a …

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How does gold mining impact the environment?

The short answer is it depends on the mine. The long version? An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) spells it out. We Canadians take our environment very seriously. Here in Vancouver, where we are headquartered, we live, work, and play in some of the most beautiful scenery. So protecting our natural world really is a no-brainer. This sentiment …

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Visitors receive a tour of Greek Nurseries near Olympias

Growing a business: the Olympias Nursery

Last week, we showed you a glimpse of our Olympias Plant Nursery in our video about our rehabilitation efforts in northern Greece.  This week, we’ll meet the team there and hear the story behind of one of the largest nurseries in northern Greece. Less than two kilometres from our Olympias mine, Greek Nurseries, S.A.’s 15-hectare site is packed …

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