DENR to Suspend 20 More Mining Firms?

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau recommended the closure of 20 more mining firms, in addition to the 10 previously suspended. The 20 failed to pass the environmental audit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The most common violations were siltation, dust, lack of tree-cutting permits, and unsystematic mining methods. Only 11 companies passed the audit, including the two biggest nickel producers,…

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