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Management of the Western Basin Mine Void

Written By: Mariette Liefferink | Published: April-07-2014 | Category: News
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"..in the light of the continuing pollution of one of our country's major river systems and one of our countries largest aquifers, and given the inadequacy of the current treatment plant, it does notmake any sense that several new opencast mine pits could have been authorised right on top of the recharge zone of the Western Basin Mine Void". ...

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