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Energy and Resources Tanzanian mine operated by Barrick’s Acacia to be issued environmental protection order

Tanzania has issued an environmental protection order to Acacia's North Mara Gold Mine.

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Acacia Mining PLC said on Friday its North Mara Gold Mine would be issued an environmental protection order (EPO) relating to alleged historical breaches of regulations in Tanzania.

Acacia, majority-owned by Barrick Gold Corp., is embroiled in a long-running tax dispute with Tanzania and had cut output by a third after the government banned the export of mineral concentrates in 2017.

The company said the government in Dodoma was considering issuing an EPO because of alleged deficiencies at its tailings-storage facility, adding that operations at the mine would not be affected.

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