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Ninh Thuan halts ops at re-opened mine

Update: March, 31/2014 - 08:05
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NINH THUAN (VNS) — The People's Committee of Ninh Thuan Province has told the Quang Thuan - Ninh Thuan Co. to halt operations at their titanium-zircon mining area following its recent reopening.

The statement was made by Vo Dai, deputy chairman of the province, during a recent press conference.

The residents from the communes of Son Hai 1 and Son Hai 2 had protested at the plant for six days, since its reopening on March 20.

They also destroyed plant facilities in an effort to stop the company from operating.

The residents complained to the provincial People's Committee about damage to the environment caused by the plant, including landslides, less underground water and the spreading of sand flies.

The mining area was closed two years earlier for causing pollution and due to a lack of required legal documents. — VNS

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