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Despite GGMC order, dredge operators leave Micobie without refilling riverbank

An aerial view of the Potaro River bank that was excavated

Posted on January 12, 2021

Despite an order from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to refill a riverbank at Micobie, in Region Eight, which was excavated for gold mining activities, dredge operators have left the area without doing any of the work.

Last year it was revealed that the operators of four dredges had been using an excavator to clear land on a bank of the river and engaging in dredging activities, resulting in major erosion on the right bank of the Potaro River.

Toshao Cleveland Henry told Stabroek News that the dredge operators left the community in December without repairing the riverbank, which is badly damaged. He said that the issue seems to be of little concern to GGMC as it has done nothing to enforce the order.

Source: stabroeknews

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