Serbia: Chinese-owned mine allegedly linked to crop failure, heavy pollution; calls for resettlement
Date Reported: 13 Sep 2021
UnternehmenZijin Mining - Parent Company
ProjekteBor Copper Mines - Unknown
Total individuals affected: Number unknownEcosystem: ( Number unknown - Location unknown - Sector unknown ) , Gemeinschaft: ( Number unknown - Location unknown - Sector unknown )
ThemenPersonal Health , Air pollution
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
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Source type: News outlet
In The Shadow Of Chinese Mines, A Serbian Village Cries For Help, 31 August 2021
A major mining operation near the Serbian city of Bor, majority-owned by a Chinese company, is slowly expanding into the territory of a nearby village. Residents there say industrial pollution has already made their crops unusable as multiple complaints have forced the company to temporarily halt work. Some locals have left voluntarily, while others are waiting for officials to come through on promises to help them relocate...
"They all have to be relocated. Anyone who goes there can see; it will be clear to everyone that they can't live there", said Zorana Mihajlovic, Minister of Mining...
[Video; refers to Serbia Zijin Bor Copper (part of Zijin Mining)]