Opponents say the new mine, which will consist of an open pit followed by tunnels beneath, and the subsequent processing plant, will destroy the forest and contaminate groundwater. The company rejects these claims, saying it will refill and replant the open pit once the ore has been extracted, and that all necessary care is being taken not to pollute the environment.
Eldorado Gold did not immediately respond to requests for comment or details about Sunday's raid.
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