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Back to School: First-Ever Mine Rescue Competition in Turkey

The Back to School blog series celebrates the power of learning, and in the article below we shine a light on Turkey’s first-ever mine rescue competition organized by our very own Göksel Alpaslan, Efemçukuru’s HSE and Risk Management Manager. Göksel came up with the idea for this competition to bring together Turkey’s mine search and …

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Serious About Safety: Our Mine Rescue Teams are Ready!

Vigilance, preparation and rapid response are the foundation of our safety culture. Life-threatening emergencies at our operations rarely occur, but when a crisis does happen our dedicated and highly trained Mine Rescue Teams stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Each of our mine sites has their own mine rescue team comprised of volunteers …

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Employees at our Kışladağ  mine in Turkey

Serious About Safety: Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

Here at Eldorado, we believe that effective communication fosters teamwork and trust. For us, open communications between one another is how we build a healthy, safe and productive workplace. To facilitate engagement, stimulate discussion and encourage the exchange of ideas about health and safety, we have developed the following practices and tools. Golden Rule #3: …

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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: Dry-Stack Tailings – Designing Processes to Best Possible Practices

In the first post of the Forward Thinking series, we touched on some of the environmental and safety advantages that dry-stack tailings technology offers. In today’s post, we explore these advantages in detail. What Are Tailings? Fundamentally, mining involves processing ore that has been mined to separate valuable minerals and metals from the rocks in …

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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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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 the 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 …

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