It was the second mining accident in Quang Ninh, home to Vietnam's coal industry, this week.
"You drill and drill, causing landslide after landslide. Of course it's income but you are also making a critical damage....
This could trigger more mine closures on top of thousands already shut across Indonesia due to weak demand and prices
Quang Nam Province has imposed many punitive measures in vain to collect the back taxes
Its waste reservoir broke, releasing a large amount of toxic slurry into a resort and the sea last week
More than three tons of explosives were about to be sold to gold miners
Besra has reportedly defaulted on a total of more than $18.64 million
“Greed and corruption, coupled with poor regulations and enforcement, have led to an environmental disaster.”
Up to 2,138 households in the northern province needed to be moved out of dangerous, prone-to-landslides areas
Besra wants to export 375 kilograms of gold to pay the taxes, estimated at $16.93 million in total
Deforestation, mining and drought threaten the natural splendor and indigenous people of the Amazon basin.
Country needs a bigger fund to mitigate negative impacts of mining activities, finance ministry says
Police have been mobilized to the site after hundreds of opposing miners.