To protect  water resources and biological diversity,
MEPs want the Commission  to propose a complete ban 
on the use of cyanide mining technologies  in the 
EU before the end of 2011. They also believe 
companies dealing  with the management of 
waste from the extractive industries should  
be forced to take out insurance to cover costs 
in the event of an  accident and that mining 
projects in the EU involving cyanide  
technology should receive no support from 
the Commission or Member  States.
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