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The Truth about Tampakan

The truth is, mining is an important industry. But the problem is, this is not the only truth that matters. I have pasted here word for word, an excerpt of a letter sent to one of the country’s (and world’s!) foremost environmental lawyers by a group of friends who grew up in Koronadal City, only 35 kilometers from Xtrata’sTampakan Mining Project. They were appealing for help to keep SMI and Xtrata from implementing the project. Here is the excerpt:

“The Tampakan Project operated by Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI), is one of the most dangerous mining projects in the world, according to Clive Montgomery Wicks, conservation and development consultant specializing in the impact of extractive industries. Continue reading