Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site
Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site

Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine. The village of Rosia Montana and a radius of two kilometres (just over a mile) were last month declared a site of historical

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