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Kratie authorities crack down on illegal mining

Specialists from the Kratie provincial Department of Mines and Energy cracked down on an illegal mining site in O’Tron area, Sambor district again last week. The operation was carried out after a complaint from Chinese company Hing Yuan Hanng Yeak Co Ltd. Local authorities said ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-authorities-crack-down-illegal-mining

Preah Vihear authorities crack down on illegal mining sites

A Preah Vihear provincial joint force has cracked down on seven illegal mining sites in Romdeng village in Rovieng district’s Romtom commune and shut down five of the locations while preparing to send two cases to court. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-authorities-crack-down-illegal-mining-sites

Twelve gold mines inspected, two shut down in Preah Vihear

Twelve gold mines have been inspected by the Preah Vihear provincial authorities, with two found to be operating illegally and told to shut down, provincial Department of Mines and Energy director You Chendayuth told The Post on Thursday. The two offending mines were found to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/twelve-gold-mines-inspected-two-shut-down-preah-vihear

Kratie bans mining operation

Seven gold mine shafts in Kratie province’s Sambo district were dismantled and filled completely on Wednesday following a complaint from a Chinese-owned mining company. Provincial mines and energy department director Sok Kiriroth said the shafts in Kbal Domrey commune legally belong to Xing Yuan Kanng ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-bans-mining-operation

Battambang gold mines busted with cyanide

A joint task force including the Military Police, officials from the mining and environment ministries, and local authorities in Battambang over the weekend uncovered 20 barrels of cyanide at four illegal gold mines operating in Phnom Proek district. Phnom Proek district Military Police commander Leng ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/battambang-gold-mines-busted-cyanide

Authorities shutter illegal mines

Nearly 30 illegal gold mining operations have been shuttered in Mondolkiri province over the past week as officials with Mines and Environment ministries continue a compliance push in the wake of a poisoning case that killed 13 villagers downstream in Kratie province. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50494978/authorities-shutter-illegal-mines/

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 ...

Sand for Singapore's Growth Comes at Environmental Cost to Poorer Neighbors

KOH KONG, Cambodia (AP) — Round a bend in Cambodia’s Tatai River and the virtual silence of a tropical idyll turns suddenly into an industrial nightmare. Lush jungle hills give way to a flotilla of dredgers operating 24 hours a day, scooping up sand and piling ...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CAMBODIA_SELLING_SAND?SITE=CALAK&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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