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South African Environment Pays Price for Century of Mining

Concern has grown in recent months that acidic water flooding abandoned mine tunnels under Johannesburg, the country’s industrial capital, will soon spill over into the water table of the surrounding Witwatersrand basin, threatening the health of millions of residents. On 15 September 2010 the government announced a 10-year plan to clean up damage to the environment caused by some 6,000 …

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