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June 1st, 2009
Gold Futures
Video Segment 4

The Rosia Montana gold mine has the potential for causing catastrophic environmental harm. In January 2000, heavy rains and snowfall flooded a holding pond of mining waste in the Romanian city of Baia Mare, spilling more than 20 million gallons of cyanide-laced sludge into the River Tisza.

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