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Bauxite Mine Ecological Damage Draws Public Ire

Protests against Bauxite mining operations in Mount Shahvar have finally prompted the government to take action, as evidenced by an official visit to the site
Bauxite Mine Ecological  Damage Draws Public Ire Bauxite Mine Ecological  Damage Draws Public Ire

Following growing debate over the environmental impact of Bauxite mining in Mount Shahvar in Shahroud, Semnan Province, Deputy Minister for Industries, Mining and Trade Jafar Sarqeini made a trip to the place for field observation on Sunday evening without prior notice. 
Meanwhile, a group of protesters gathered in front of the site to demand the closure of the mine, known as Tash Bauxite Mine. 
Sarqeini got out of his vehicle for a few minutes to address the irate crowd, saying, "It was me who saved Mount Damavand [from mining activity], so rest assured that I give special attention to the environment," Mehr News Agency reported. 
He said the case will undergo expert scrutiny and the results will be reported to the public. 

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