Two More Mining Firms Suspended

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) suspended are Mt. Sinai Exploration Mining and Development and EMIR Mineral Resources, both of which operate in Eastern Samar. The two were found to have caused siltation of the coastal waters and failed to practice engineered mining methods. In 2015, EMIR Minerals produced 150,000 tons of nickel while Mt. Sinai produced 50,000 tons of chromite, all for export to China…

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