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Hpakant Floods Linked to Mining Waste Disposal, Locals Say

Hpakant Floods Linked to Mining Waste Disposal, Locals Say

Ineffective cleaning of the Uru stream by businesspeople in Hpakant, Kachin State is contributing to flooding which now occurs every year in the area, locals say. While the local government and businesspeople have formed a…

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Putao Residents Oppose Foreign Mine

Putao Residents Oppose Foreign Mine

Residents of northern Kachin State are concerned they will lose their ancestral land after the government gave a Singapore-based mining company the green light to start a feasibility study in one of the most remote…

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Water Runs Red in Chipwi

Water Runs Red in Chipwi

The water in a stream in Kachin State’s Chipwi Township has changed in color in recent days, with locals speculating that it could be due to the disposal of mining waste upstream. Villagers from the…