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Increased pollution from British mine in Indonesia

Published by MAC on 2003-12-23


Increased pollution from British mine in Indonesia

Rio Tinto is due to close its huge Kelian gold mine (KEM) in Indonesian East Kalimantan next year - and will quit the province completely a few laters later. But the mine's continuing discharge of toxic metals to regional waterways now appears to have risen even further. Local government and people want to know why - and what the company is going to do about it.

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