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Roşia Montană ("Red Creek"; Hungarian: Verespatak; German: Goldbach, Rothseifen) is a commune of Alba County in the Apuseni Mountains of western Transylvania, Romania. It is located in the Valea Roşiei, through which the Roşia River flows. The commune is composed of sixteen villages: Bălmoşeşti, Blideşti, Bunta, Cărpiniş, Coasta Henţii, Corna, Curături, Dăroaia, Gârda-Bărbuleşti, Gura Roşiei, Iacobeşti, Ignăţeşti, Roşia Montană, Şoal, Ţarina and Vârtop.

The rich mineral resources of the area have been exploited since Roman times or before. The state-run gold mine was forced to close in late 2006 in advance of Romania's accession to the EU but Gabriel Resources of Canada want to replace it with a new mine. This has caused controversy over the destruction of Roman remains and on fears of a repeat of the cyanide pollution at Baia Mare. On the other hand, Gabriel have promised to clean up some of the pollution left by 2000 years of uncontrolled mining, which has added acid and heavy metals to the iron that gives the Roşia ("Red") River its name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ro%C5%9Fia_Montan%C4%83

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  • Copyright: Ileana Campean (ildicam) (63)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2009-10-25
  • Categories: Natureza
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-11-30 1:30
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