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Gold mine waste blamed for deadly poisoning in Cambodia

Experts from the ministry examined the water in the river of Prek Te in Kratie and found chromium and cyanide. The substances were found at various mining sites between Kratie and neighboring Mondulkiri and the ministry believed that they were improperly handled and that rain ...

Radio Free Asia staff
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/water-toxic-05172018161901.html

Beware risk with ASEAN investment

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have become magnets for Chinese investment amid the global economic slump. Among the most recent deals, Hunan Province-based Xinyuan Mining Co Ltd bought a license to exploit a 28 million square meter gold mine in Cambodia, and ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/791893.shtml#.UcueODuj2xA

Seven Feared Trapped in Gold Mine Collapse

A gold mine shaft has collapsed in Preah Vihear province, trapping at least seven miners, officials said Monday. The collapse took place in a shaft that is typically mined by up to 60 people at a time, he [Rovieng Police Chief Sin Thorn]. Sin Thorn said ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/seven-feared-trapped-in-gold-mine-collapse/1664837.html

Runoff From Illegal Gold Mines Cause Cow Deaths

Toxic runoff from small-scale gold mining operations in Battambang province killed two cattle on Wednesday, the latest casualties from pollution in the area led to the closing of more than 100 mines earlier this year. Officials from the provincial mines department yesterday said they were unaware of ...

Firm says gold deposit discovered in Mondolkiri

Renaissance Minerals announced Friday it has discovered a high-grade gold deposit in an area in Mondolkiri province that lies within the Australian firm’s Cambodian Gold Project. The new find is located about 500 meters to the northeast of the company’s Okvau exploration zone. The announcement comes ...

Gold Mines Blamed for Cattle Deaths Shut Down

Authorities in Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district shut down eight unlicensed gold mines Saturday and Sunday after a study revealed they were producing toxic runoff blamed for the deaths of three cattle last week, officials said. Deputy governor Pech Choun said four mines in the area ...

Farmers Blame Gold Mines for Cattle Deaths

Villagers in Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district have called on the government to shut down several unlicensed gold mines being blamed for the deaths of cattle that drank from a pond contaminated by chemical runoff. “Three of the village’s cows died and two became sick after ...

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