Boon turns bane: titanium mining in Bình Thuận

Bình Thuận Province has reaped enormous economic benefits from titanium mining, but the industry has also damaged the environment badly, degraded the lives of local residents. The southern province has the highest titanium reserves in the country at an estimated 599 million tonnes, or 92 per cent of total national reserves. However, exploiting it without taking mitigating and environmental restoration measures has left the mines constantly covered with thick layers of dust that badly pollute the air.

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