Fifth Mining Firm Ordered Closed after Spill in Palawan

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez ordered the shutdown of Berong Nickel Corporation after it spilled 1,200 tons of mine tailings into a river in Palawan. This is the fifth mine affected ever since the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte took over, as Lopez promised an unrelenting drive against irresponsible miners. She earlier ordered a full audit of all mining firms in the country, as well as a moratorium on permits for new…

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