Chinese miner fined over molybdenum ore spill – media

Chinese miner fined over molybdenum ore spill - media

The ecology and environment department in Heilongjiang province imposed the penalty on Yichun Luming after investigators found it had carried out substandard engineering, made inadequate preparations for emergencies and violated water pollution control laws. (Stock Image)

A mining company in China has been fined 13.26 million yuan ($2.1 million) over a molybdenum ore spill in the northeast of the country that caused major water pollution last year, Chinese news website The Paper reported on Tuesday.

In the March 2020 incident water containing molybdenum ore flowed out of a tailings pond belonging to Yichun Luming Mining Co and into a local river system before eventually spreading hundreds of kilometres downstream.

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