Mining Black Sand, Lingayen, Philippines

Mining Black Sand, Lingayen, Philippines

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Black sand beach, Philippines. Photo source: ©© Nathanael B

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The black sand of coastal villages facing the Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, is being mined for magnetite, a highly-valuable mineral used by industrial companies. The once pristine beaches are now destroyed and coastal erosion alarms residents…

The Lingayen Gulf is an extension of the South China Sea on Luzon in the Philippines stretching 56 km (35 mi). It is framed by the provinces of Pangasinan and La Union and sits between the Zambales Mountains and the Cordillera Central. The Agno River drains into Lingayen Gulf. Wikipedia

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DENR Stops Lingayen Black Sand Mining, Philippines, Inquirer
The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has stopped black sand extraction in coastal villages in Lingayen, after it issued a cease-and-desist order to the firm contracted by the provincial government


Magnetite Beach Sand Mining Operation, Buguey, Cagayan, Philippines: A VIDEO

Uploaded by envieonment on Sep 15, 2011 / Youtube
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“View how the Backhoe haul our Blacksand along our coastline… Isn’t it that it is so very destructive as you can see… They are operating near the sea waves and destroying our natural protective barriers. They do that 24 hours 7 days a week. Imagine what will happen to us in Buguey, Cagayan if this mining companies continues with their operations…My dear townmates, we are now the caretakers of our environment. It is our duty and obligations to protect it and save what is left in our environment, not only our sake bet also for the future generations-for the sake of our childrens. Their operation is evidently within the prohibited zone as define under the Phil. Mining Act of 1995 that 200 meters onshore from the mean low tide and 500 meters offshore from the mean low tide from the coast are areas closed to mining…Likewise Batas Pambansa 265 prohibits the extraction of any beach resources… But look what they are doing? Remember the RULE OF LAW must prevail. Ignorance of the law excuses no one and no man is above the law…therefore the government should not tolerate any violations of the law… It is also our constitutional right to live in a healthy and balanced ecology…”

Learn more and See contact information:“Environment / Youtube

Sand mining operation-Minanga Este, Buguey, Cagayan. A Youtube Video
Barges use for operations of the Magnetite sand mining along the coast of Buguey, Cagayan, Philippines.

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