Congo Says Toxic Leak at Diamond Mine Part-Owned by Russia’s Alrosa Killed 12

Lavern Vogel

The authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo states a harmful-squander leak at a mine in neighboring Angola that is component-owned by the world’s largest diamond miner has killed 12 persons and sickened hundreds in the central African country, deepening worries about pollution in an marketplace frequently active in challenging-to-observe locations.

Congo’s atmosphere minister, Eve Bazaiba, advised reporters Thursday that it would search for compensation from Angola for the harm brought on by the spill at the Catoca mine, in which Moscow-listed Alrosa PJSC owns a forty one% stake. Found about 170 miles south of Angola’s northern border with Congo, Catoca is a person of the world’s premier diamond mines, accounting for six% of global output and seventy five% of Angola’s output.

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