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Villagers Demand Relocation of Acid Factory

Residents of Kan Kone village in Myanmar’s northern Sagaing region have protested against the Moe Kyoe Sulphuric Acid factory demanding its relocation.

The villagers said the smoke from the factory is affecting crops and also children’s health in the area.

The factory is owned by military-owned Myanmar Economic Holding Ltd and about 200 yards away from the village.

It is used for purifying copper from the copper projects in nearby Sabei, Kyay Sin and Letpadaung hill.

However, clause (47) of the report by Letpadaung Copper Project Investigation Commission led by Aung San Suu Kyi said the chimney of the factory is 131 feet above from the ground, therefore the sulfur dioxide smoke that is emitted is controlled.

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