A Gold Processing Plant is about to open in barangay Barbarit, Lagangilang abra. In a report from GMA News, the plant will be used to process gold
According to Mayor Patrocinio Abaya, this facility was approved by his office to limit illegal small scale mining. DENR said they have not received any application to operate this plant.
Meanwhile, residence are opposing the opening of the facility as it will affect farm lands around the area.
This plant would certainly open up job oppurtunities but the big question is, is it worth it considering the environmental impact of such a plant?
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In a related post, Ms. Norma Hennessy wrote an article: Abra: In Danger of Becoming Cordillera’s “No Man’s Land”
An impending ‘Frankenstein’ hub in Abra is in the works with the precedence of this mining processing plant now constructed in Lagangilang, Abra!
Without yet any permit or prior consultation with the people before the plant structures were erected, this “PHANTOM OF DEATH” was insidiously brought in and now lurks to sow doom in the lives of Abrenians.