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UPDATE: Officials Confirm Chinese Mine At the Center of a Water Pollution Controversy Wasn’t Licensed to Mine in the First Place

Quick update on a story that we’ve been following for the past couple of weeks, focusing on allegations of pollution from a Chinese mining project in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, on the outskirts of the capital Abuja:

Already under investigation for polluting the community’s local water table, the Hongao Mining Company is now facing more serious charges after the minister in charge for the region confirmed this week that the company wasn’t actually licensed to mine at all.

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