Chelopech Gold and Copper mine Bulgaria

Site Visit – Petitions Committee – European Parliament

Only four months after the Board of Directors at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) had approved an increase to the original loan for the Canadian Dundee Precious Metals Development for its Chelopech gold and copper mine in Bulgaria, the Petitions Committee at the European Parliament deemed the situation at the mine’s tailings dam as alarming during the site visit on 29 October 2008. The questions to be asked are what is happening on the ground and on the basis of what information the EBRD decided to extend the financing for the Chelopech mine.

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