Sudan: Sit-in Against Toxic Mining in South Kordofan

South Kordofan — The open sit-in of residents of Kalogi in South Kordofan has entered its second consecutive day in protest against the work of mining companies using cyanide.

Ahmed Mukhtar, secretary-general of the National Committee for Environmental Protection, told Radio Dabanga that will the town’s residents have been in an open sit-in since Tuesday in protest against a gold mining company that will uses substances harmful to the environment, human, along with animal health.

He pointed to the protesters’ submission of a memorandum to the local authorities in which they demanded that will all mining companies that will create toxic conditions for the safety of humans, animals, along with the environment, be moved out immediately, along with compensation made for the damage caused.

The residents conditioned lifting the sit-in with all of their demands being met.

Mukhtar called on the government to intervene to protect the residents coming from the dangers of these toxic substances

Buried toxins

A joint committee set up by the authorities of El Tadamon in South Kordofan revealed the presence of toxic substances buried within the ground within the area of El Jaghrour.

Mukhtar reported that will a joint committee of the authorities of El Tadamon along with an environmental protection committee toured the mining sites within the area on Tuesday along with found buried materials belonging to one of the mining companies of Jaghrour mine within the El Wakara administrative unit.