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Mining Cancellation Throws Wrench Into Sarawak Dam-Building Spree

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The world's third largest mining company, Rio Tinto, and a local financial and construction firm, Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS), have cancelled plans for a $2 billion aluminum smelter to be constructed in the Malaysian state of Sarawak

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Anne F (17)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 6:58 pm
There are things Rio Tinto won't do?? Please keep recycling your aluminum cans (and those of slobs who leave them at the beach) - smelting aluminum from bauxite takes a whole lot of energy and recycling is cheaper!

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 8:07 pm
Great news for Sarawak's rivers, rainforest and indigenous people!


pam w (139)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 8:23 pm
Good news! Borneans have already cut down all but a small area of primary forest....thousands of animals are lost.

Samantha Richardson (5)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 9:10 pm
Excellent news, anything that stops mining in its tracks is good news.

Robert O (12)
Wednesday March 28, 2012, 1:31 am
Thanks Cal.

Xil L (40)
Wednesday March 28, 2012, 2:56 am
Great news

Suzy F (94)
Wednesday March 28, 2012, 5:42 am
Glad to hear the smelter won't be built. I hope the other dams won't be constructed now!

JL A (281)
Wednesday March 28, 2012, 8:09 am
Seemingly good news...unless their alternate plan is worse....

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 28, 2012, 1:42 pm
Sounds good. You just know anything involving the use of a word like "smelter" is inherently wrong, don't you?

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday March 28, 2012, 9:49 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 29, 2012, 1:12 am
Noted. Thanks.
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