Million liters of cyanide: Canadian company’s toxic mine spill could cause death in 8 mins

The world’s largest gold company – Barrick – has confirmed that over a million litres of cyanide solution were spilled at one of its mines in Argentina. Initially, the Canada-based firm’s estimates of the spill were only a fifth of what were declared.
A dose of several hundred grams results in respiratory failure and cardiac arrest – and causes death within 8 minutes.