Citing sickness, Dwindling crops, Loei locals aim to put brakes on gold rush
Residents of six villages who say their water is being tainted, leading to sometimes deadly health effects and a dwindling rice harvest, are fighting against the expansion of a controversial mine
Locals are fearing for their homes and health as a gold mine seeks to expand its operations nearby.
MINE OVER MATTER: Locals at the top of Phu Tab Fa hill, the site of a gold mine which they say is threatening the health of residents.
On Tuesday, the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC) visited the gold mine, located on the top of Phu Tab Fa hill in Wang Saphung district of Loei province.
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