Friday, June 13, 2008

Fomento bluff called off: Mining water in Agricultural lands

Fomento mining company in Colamb released polluted water from its controversial mine in Colamb, Sanguem into the village agricultural lands on June 12, 2008 at 4.00 pm. Villagers after hearing loud sound of water on the mine rushed to the site only to discover that brownish mining water was fast gushing into their fields. Angry villagers then marched on the mine and came to know that water release into the fields was supervised by the mining manager.

Villagers warned the Fomentos that this practice of the company will not be treated by the Colamb villagers and the company will get fitting reply. Despite court injunction against the villagers forbidding them from entering the villagers villagers daringly marched on the mine and challenged the Fomentos to file Police complaints.

Villagers got into the verbal duel with the mining manager over the repercussions of the continuation of Fomento mine in Colamb village by force.

Sebastian Rodrigues

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