Posts Tagged ‘Open pit’

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Phulbari Coal:Hydrogeological environment not favourable for open pit mining

Asia Energy proposed to extract about 10-15 million tons of coal from Phulbari coal field adopting open-pit mining from final depth of 250 to 300 meters by removing 4400 million tons of overburden (rock, sand, mud, soil) covering an area of about 5.2 sqkm throughout the life of the Read More…

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

‘Ban Open pit, Oust Asia Energy (GCM), Stop illegal share business on Phulbari coal mine by GCM’

Phulbari Day observed

Thousands of people demand on Phulbari day, tougher agitation threatened if demands not met by December 31

The people of Phulbari and different organizations including National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports (National Committee) observed the ‘Phulbari Day’ on August 26, 2012, in remembrance Read More…

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

No reason for Bangladesh to go for open-pit mining

OPEN-pit coal mining generates multi-dimensional problems, the most important of which is drop of groundwater table. Other hazards recognised worldwide include acid mine drainage, desertification, replacement of infrastructures, air pollution due to huge amounts of suspended dust particles from the pit area, noise pollution, destruction of valuable agricultural lands, Read More…

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Why open pit should be opposed in Bangladesh

Bangladesh does not afford to allow destruction of its surface and underground water resources, fertile land, rich biodiversity, peoples lives and livelihoods for open pit mine, which is not even technically possible. Open pit is unprecedented in a country like Bangladesh, nor this is the only way to utilize Read More…

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