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Chinese mine killing livestock, destroying farm in Tibet – This is disgraceful, but unusal for the Chinese Government

DHARAMSHALA, January 21: A major Chinese mining project in central Tibet has forced the eviction of hundreds of Tibetans from their ancestral lands and caused severe damage to the environment, leading to livestock deaths and decline in farm yield.

According to sources, around 400 families of Dhun village in Lhundup, near the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa were forcibly removed by Chinese authorities to make way for the mining project, work on which began in 2005.

Over the years, the mining plant has adversely effected the environment in the region, polluting water sources, minimising grassland, and reducing farm yield.

According to locals, the mine’s untreated waste which has been dumped into the river and the destruction of grassland have caused the death of livestock.

Although local Tibetans have repeatedly expressed their concerns at various levels, Chinese authorities have paid no heed to their appeals and instead labelled their efforts as politically motivated.

There is very little information on the types of minerals that are being extracted from the Chinese owned mines, although some speculate that white gold could be a major resource. According to sources, only three Tibetans work at the mining project as compared to the nearly ten thousand Chinese labourers employed. Locals have reported citing as many as ten trucks plying out of the mining site each day.

“According to some studies, this region lies in a north-dipping thrust fault and

Click here to read more – http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=32882&t=1

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This entry was posted on January 22, 2013 by in General News Stories.
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