Lead poisoning a gamble for country's billion-baht reserve
An environmental assessment that began two years ago will soon conclude and judge whether lead mining should resume in Kanchanaburi province, which may again put villagers' lives at stake over a resources rush
The prospect of lead mining resuming in Kanchanaburi province on a major scale is once again threatening to divide local communities afflicted by contamination from the controversial Klity Creek mine.
NEXT GENERATION: Karen children from Klity village display banners in protest against the Department of Mineral Resources’ environmental assessment during a press conference. PHOTOS: PATIPAT JANTHONG
The Department of Mineral Resources will soon release its report on a new environmental assessment in the province measuring the impacts of lead mining, which may spell new economic independence as the country sits on billions of baht worth of unrefined ore.
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