23 People Face Charges For Black Sand Mining, Philippines

23 People Face Charges For Black Sand Mining, Philippines

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Aparri beach, Cagayan, Philippines. Photo source: ©© Susan Corpuz

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The Department of Justice has recommended the filing of criminal charges against 23 Chinese nationals for alleged illegal extraction of about 150 metric tons of black sand along the coastline of Aparri in Cagayan.

Extraction of black sand has allegedly been going on for years in northern Cagayan coast amid opposition from the Church and anti-mining advocates, who claimed that such activities would expose the residents and the ecosystem to massive floods and erosions…

Read Full Article, The Philippine Star

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