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Another SE Asian poisoned village

Published by MAC on 2006-01-25

Another SE Asian poisoned village

25th January 2006

An antimony mine in Burma which was shut down after protests by workers and local people has reopened following alleged bribes paid to the military regime.

The plant's product is transported to neighbouring Thailand which, according to one observer, "wouldn’t put up with" the deadly pollution created over the border.

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