Argentina asks court to fully suspend work at Veladero mine

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Posted: Apr 07, 2017 11:18 AM

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's environmental ministry asked a federal court to totally suspend operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in San Juan province, according to a statement issued by the ministry on Friday.

San Juan provincial government had already rejected a work plan from Barrick after a pipe carrying gold-bearing solution ruptured a leach pad at its Veladero mine last week. Operations at the mine have been partially suspended since then.

(Reporting by Hugh Bronstein)