DENR Cancels Zambales Mining Contract of Dizon Mines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to cancel the mining contract of Dizon Mines in Zambales because of the latter’s failure to maintain and rehabilitate the mine for the past few years. This is the first operating mine issued a cancellation order; the 75 mining contracts canceled earlier were either under exploratory stages or for possible development. Although the last operation was in 1997, the owners…

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