Bauxite Mining Polluting Pahang’s Drinking Water, Scientist Warns

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Unregulated bauxite mining in Pahang had caused severe environmental pollution and raised concerns over the health of those living in affected areas. — (Photo Credit: Bernama pic)

Article courtesy of Jonathan Edward| Feb 17, 2016 | Malay Mail Online| Shared as educational material

Poor practices in bauxite mining in Pahang have exposed the people in the affected areas to various health threats, say scientists and academics studying the issue. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Assoc Prof Dr Maketab Mohamed said the mining had contaminated the people’s drinking water with heavy metals, which were dangerous to consume and could cause a rash of severe health impacts.

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