Wednesday, August 10, 2011

为什么要反对山埃采金?


武吉公满“抗山埃保家园”运动奋战三年,日前再度因为“太迟提出申请”而被上诉庭以技术理由驳回其司法审核的诉求而引起关注。

为什么一班与世无争的村民会扶老携幼,一大早从彭亨州劳勿搭乘巴士赶到布城聆听判决?为什么一班生活朴素的百姓会在获悉败诉后,情绪失控当众落泪?他们到底和劳勿澳洲金矿公司有什么深仇大恨,以至非得对该公司的山埃采金反对到底?

要解答上面几道问题,必须先为你介绍由美国一名拥有将近30年咨询经验的地质化学专家Robert Moran博士,于2002年递交给欧盟和联合国环境署,一份有关山 埃采金的研究报告,题目为《山埃解码De-coding Cyanide》。

这份由美国、英国、德国、匈牙利、捷克和希腊环境组织所资助的报告指出了非常关键的一点:
山埃采金过程中所产生的废料异常复杂,对于这些废料的真正化学成份、浓度和毒性,至今没有任何机构或单位可以充分了解。

而监管机构的例行分析,也无法鉴定许多山埃溶解后所产生的化合物。这些被监管机构“忽略”的化合物,举例硫代氰酸酯,在阳光照射下会转换成游离氰化物,即剧毒致命的氰化氢(Hydrogen Cyanide)。更叫人担忧的是,业界至今都没有可靠的分析技术可以准确鉴定游离氰化物。

Robert Moran博士在报告中也指出,常用的山埃净化工程,一般都会释放浓度过高的污染物质,如氯化氰,而且绝大多数矿场经营者都会尽可能避免负担任何对环境的潜在影响。
总的来说,《山埃解码》报告的结论是:至今为止,所有政府和矿业界,都没有充足的研究和数据,以证明山埃是目前最完善的采金技术。

我不晓得站出来反对山埃采金的村民是否有读过这份报告,可是对于劳勿澳洲金矿公司于1997年提呈给环境局,并以此获得山埃采金准证的“初步环境影响评估报告”,却肯定是读得滚瓜烂熟。

也正因为这份评估报告并没有详细说明矿场对有毒废料的处理方式及防范措施,所以村民才会入禀法院,要求进行司法审核,并要求矿场再提呈一份详细的环境影响评估报告。

可是问题就在于,环境局总监于1997年批准有关矿场的初步环境评估报告,可是村民却迟至2006年才获悉有关矿场被允准使用山埃进行采金。从1997年到2006年这段期间,有关矿场有没有主动告知村民,他们将会在武吉公满新村内平均每天使用1.5吨的山埃来进行采金?

事前没有被告知,事后抗议却被指“太迟”,情理何在?

叫人费解的是,有关矿场可以斥资和村民打官司、买下电视台的黄金时段播放公关节目进行“漂白”,何故无法进行一个详细的环境影响评估报告,给村民一个交代?

更叫人不解的是,多次被要求介入此事的该区国会议员黄燕燕除了一贯呼吁村民“不要政治化”、“不要情绪化”、“不要把事情闹大”之外,竟然还在村民伤心落泪的同时,表示她“对判决感到满意”。人民代议士与当地村民的民意,为何会出现如此大的分歧?

撇开这些费解与不解之处,更叫村民终日提心吊胆的是,矿场山埃废料泄漏意外早已不是新闻。就连被誉为“山埃采金模范矿场”的美国Homestake金矿场,也曾在1998年发生近7吨的山埃尾渣泄漏意外,造成大量河流生物死亡。

我们不是美国,而是一个连国会天花板漏水都无法根治、体育馆会因为大风一刮而坍塌的国家,换作你是武吉公满村民,你可以不怕、可以不反对吗?

11 comments:

居安思危 said...

我们都明白。他们更加明白。
一切都是因为利益!
利益蒙蔽了他们的良心!

Anonymous said...

Mr Leng, just for your info, I happened to drop by a friend's house in Bentong sometime ago (It was when OTK & CSL at the peak of their 'fight'), and heard some of their friends were talking about the cyanide problem in Raub. When I told them I support the Raub residents to pursue on this issue as it concerns their health and indeed people around Raub should also support them because if the environment get contaminated, it could also spread to surrounding areas as no one really knows the ultimate impact. However, they told me exactly as what YY Ng told the Raub residents and I was stunned.

I believe the people in small town are generally ignorant and believe everything they heard from their YB. Maybe someone should think along the line of how to open up their minds to learn to think by distributing more published but 'simplified' research information to them? It is just my humble thought that maybe by getting support from surrounding towns can amplify the voice ?

凌国文 said...

楼上的朋友,谢谢你的意见,我们在做着。

大佬:“反秤复民” said...

关乎性命安危,能不情绪化,能不把事情闹大,既然关乎政治介入更应该政治化。

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Trevor said...

说到底,是黄燕燕在政治(美)化整件事!

Anonymous said...

It was a capitalism against rural forks and exploitation by the interest groups.

Unless and until real proof of human of that areas were directly caused death due to cyanide, the established plants hardly be able to remove or transfer or close down.

The facts that people are still willing to face the chanllenge of death or toxin to work in the factory premises and smooth operation of the plants.

It is a matter of reality vs unknown efforts and exhausted human resources by long periods strungles.

A Parent

Anonymous said...

Gold price is sky rocketing. This fight against potential cyanide pollution is becoming more challenging. Cyanide based chemical is also used in high tech industry such as semiconductor wafer fab manufacturing in Kedah state, and there are 14 silicon wafer fabrication. The waste disposal is very crucial to avoid environmental catastrophic. And Malaysia has stringent environmental and waste disposal regulation governing the disposal of chemical waste. It is more effective to focus on the chemical waste disposal, whether it is complying with Malaysian environmental laws and regulations. When there is violation of laws, the there is no political lay anymore.

Anonymous said...

Ah Phua 学生,让叫异部给废了 !!!!!!
法律,让馊巷署给废了 !!!!!!
华小,让MCA给废了 !!!!!!
明福,让反瘫会给废了 !!!!!!
公正,让法官们给废了 !!!!!!
人权,让误筒给废了 !!!!!!
经济,让贪官们给废了 !!!!!! 
家园,让山埃给废了 !! ! ! ! ! 国家,让BN给废了 !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ah Phua : 对于宦燕燕,武吉公满的选民你们一定要把她给废了

居安思危 said...

这只老燕已经不留恋这里了!人家挥挥手不带走一片云彩!不知躲进哪个安全区哦?