West Coast beach mining challenged by environmentalists

Environmentalists concerned over massive expansion into critical biodiversity areas. By John Yeld, GroundUp 15 Nov 2020 Current beach mining operations for heavy minerals on the West Coast north of the Olifants River estuary. Image: GroundUp Government is facing a High Court challenge that goes to the heart of a surge in mining and prospecting applications along several hundred kilometres of the West Coast and offshore. The legal challenge is to specific decisions taken by the government: its approval of a massive expansion of the current Tormin mineral sands beach mining operation near Lutzville, and…

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