Arsenic in the Paracatu Mining Process
Arsenic is part of the natural composition of minerals found in the soil and rocks in certain regions of Paracatu and geological formation of Morro do Ouro, where Kinross operates.
The whole mining process in Morro de Ouro is controlled and monitored, and in compliance with the law, to ensure the quality of water, air and soil of the surrounding area. It is important to note that Kinross does not use chemical products containing arsenic or heavy metals like mercury in its production processes.
Kinross follows well-established mining practices to prevent the release of arsenic during the mining process.