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A mining company has denied using toxic metals that residents living near its operations in Phichit believe may have poisoned them. 

Volunteer doctors, health activists and environmentalists on Wednesday travelled to Phichit to gather information about health problems of villagers living near gold mines in tambon Khao Jed Luk in Thap Khlo district.

Locals say the Pollution Control Department surveyed water wells around the mine site in 2010 and found high levels of heavy metals such as lead and manganese.

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