Salt Mining

Salt mine protests intensify

Date of Release: 
Jun 13 2016

Nakhon Ratchasima: More than 500 villagers rallied Sunday against a company's underground salt mining project in Kham Thale So district amid concerns over the environmental impacts.

Protesters from tambon Phandung, tambon Nong Suang and tambon Khang Phlu in the district paraded through 15 villages to persuade other residents to join a campaign against Saltworks Co's underground rock-salt mining project covering about 600 rai.

Some are concerned underground rock salt mining can create large underground caverns, which could lead to land subsidence.

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