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2007 Nickel Mining in Palawan

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Alexis Bangayan

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Transcript of 2007 Nickel Mining in Palawan

2007 Nickel Mining in Palawan, Philippines
All about the Philippines
Location: In Southeast Asia, between the South China Sea on the west and the Philippine Sea on the east. (7,107 islands)

Plate boundary: the Philippine plate, on the Pacific Ring of Fire

Population: 98,734,798 as of 2013 (12th most populated country in the world)

President: Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III

Religion: Mostly Roman Catholic ( Iglesia ni Cristo, Aglipayans, Protestants, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and etc. )

Type of government: Democratic republic (Legislative, Judicial, Executive)

Economic status: LEDC country
2007 Large-scale mining in Southern Palawan
Causes of Nickel Mining
Philippine government's openness to mining investments in the country both as a mode of development and as an important source of revenue.

The mining industry's potential contribution to economic and social development.

Nickel-containing materials play a major role in our everyday lives.

They offer better corrosion resistance ,strength at high and low temperatures, and a range of special magnetic and electronic properties. (compared to other minerals)
Short-term effects
By: Alexis Bangayan
Flag of the Philippines
Long-term effects
Probable Solutions
What are the modern facilities created by the three mining companies in Palawan to ensure safety?
The government should offer a variety of jobs to the people.

The government should impose stricter laws on mining.

The government should allot budget to research and to educate the people about nickel recycling.

The government and the citizens should cooperate with each other to attain the aforementioned goals.
Threaten the country's ecological sustainability

Rehabilitation programs of the "mined out" areas.

Establishment of storage, water treatment and air pollution control facilities.

Campaigns to stop mining in Palawan
Water contamination

People living near the mining area acquired skin diseases.

Siltation of dams, rivers, creeks and farm lands.

Employ hundreds of people (gain income)

Destruction of natural resources and habitats
Berong Nickel Corporation, Coral Bay Nickel Corporation, Rio Tuba Nickel (three large-scale mining companies) paid substantial taxes and opened hundreds of jobs through mining operations.

Export nickel to various countries in order to gain large earnings. (Approximately each company earned PHP 166 million in 2007)

Affected approximately 294 hectares of land

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