Mining in Rapu Rapu: A Countdown to Disaster

Publication - August 22, 2006
In the Philippines,Bicol’s immensely beautiful marine environment and its fragile sea creatures face a grave threat: toxic pollution and siltation caused by mining operations in Rapu Rapu Island in Albay Province. Local and national groups who have been opposing the mine are concerned that toxic mine tailings will be released into the sea,and along with it dissolved heavy metals. The island itself is situated along the country’s typhoon belt,increasing the risk of a breach in the tailings dam, toxics pollution,and other mining catastrophes.

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