Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the US and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, the AP has found.
Poland's Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology voiced its willingness to broaden cooperation with Iran's mining and industry sector, and said cooperation between the two countries is on the right track.
Economic prosperity can be brought to domestic market if Iran has a more effective management over its enormous capacities, such as the $382.79-million liquidity available in the country, and directs them towards production sector.
The 14th International Exhibition of Mines, Mining, Construction Machinery and Related Industries and Equipment (ConMin 2018) started in Tehran on Friday with the participation of 160 domestic and 40 foreign firms.
The value of economic projects which are being implemented by Iran's Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) will reach $18 billion by 2021, said the head of the organization.
Last month, US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which was signed between Iran and the P5+1 — the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany — in 2015.
Mines and mining industry projects valued at over $3.6 billion will be implemented by March 20, 2019, announced an official from Iran's Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).
Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called for accelerated efforts to attract foreign investment and new technologies in the mining sector, noting such a lucrative industry should find export markets as well.