KYRGYZ REPUBLIC – The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) has certified that the Kumtor cyanide transportation operation belonging to Toronto-based Centerra Gold is in full compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. It The code is intended to complement an operation's existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdictions in which the operation is located.
ICMI has been established to administer the Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process. A detailed list of the compliant operations belonging to signatory companies is available at www.CyanideCode.org.
The Kumtor gold mine is one of the largest in central Asia. It is located 350 km southeast of Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. The operation includes a conventional open pit and carbon-in-leach mill. Technical details of the Kumtor mine and mill are available at CenterraGold.com.