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28 September 2018

Hpakant, Myanmar: the on-going tragedy of landslides from jade mining

Reports suggest that there has been yet another mining landslide in Hpakant, Myanmar. In the last 4 years over 800 people have died in mining landslides there


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8 May 2016

Mining in Burma and hydroelectric power in China: two major landslides with familiar causes this weekend

This weekend there have been two deadly landslides that repeat familiar themes: one was associated with mining in Burma (Myanmar) and the other with the construction of facilities to generate hydroelectric power in China


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9 March 2015

Hpakant – another serious Jade Mine landslide in Burma

On Friday another major mining related landslide occurred at a jade mine near Hpakant in Burma, killing between 50 and 100 miners


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