Friday, November 13, 2009

Mining dumps

By Freddy Agnelo Fernandes, Dubai

In the tug-of-war going on between environmentalists and Sesa Goa over illegal dumping of mining waste at Advalpal, even though the High Court has asked Sesa Goa to relocate its mining rejects dumps, the company claims this is not feasible.

The company should be taken to task and penalized for the destruction caused to the ‘nullah’. The villagers had lodged a complaint with the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), but no action was taken. IBM should also be held responsible for inaction.

If the mining rejects are not relocated now and come crumbling down in the rainy season, who will be responsible? The people of Advalpal and their properties must be protected.

Herald, Panjim, November 12, 2009

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