Waste From Chinese Gold Mines Sickens Villagers, Kills Livestock and Fish in Cambodia

Villagers in Cambodia’s Kratie and Mondulkiri provinces are voicing fears for their health following the release into rivers of toxic waste from Chinese gold mines that has sickened local residents and killed livestock and fish, local sources say.

Rong Cheng, a Chinese-owned company located in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima district and protected by armed guards, is among the companies blamed for the pollution, sources said.

Speaking to RFA’s Khmer Service, local villager Saing Sary said that chemical run-off released by Rong Cheng has killed fish in nearby streams, and that cows and buffaloes have also died.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/waste-12192019171312.html

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