DENR implements stricter policies for firms’ rehab of mining sites

  MANILA, Philippines -- Mining firms can no longer expand their operations beyond the maximum area base without rehabilitating first the sites where they extracted minerals, an official from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) revealed Tuesday. "We limit their mining operations to the allowed maximum area based on production limit," Wilfredo Moncano, director of the DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau,said in a press conference in Quezon City concerning the crackdown on illegal mining operations. "In a feasibility study of one mining company, they are allowed only to disturb 50 hectares [of] any given time. They cannot open a new area until the 50 hect...Keep on reading: DENR implements stricter policies for firms’ rehab of mining sites

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