Aerial shot of the Marcopper mine, site of one of The Philippines’ worst mining disasters. Photo: AFP
Aerial shot of the Marcopper mine, site of one of The Philippines’ worst mining disasters. Photo: AFP

Cheers as Philippine court orders compensation for victims of historic Marcopper mining disaster

  • The 1993 dam burst was one of the country’s worst mining disasters, submerging nearby communities and destroying property, crops and livelihoods
  • Company must pay damages to 30 victims, which ‘serves as a reminder … to strictly comply with environment laws and regulations’, industry chief said

Aerial shot of the Marcopper mine, site of one of The Philippines’ worst mining disasters. Photo: AFP
Aerial shot of the Marcopper mine, site of one of The Philippines’ worst mining disasters. Photo: AFP
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