BANGKOK (Reuters) - Villagers living near Thailand's largest gold mine asked the Thai government on Monday to quickly prove the source of arsenic and manganese contamination that has led to a suspension in operations at the mine. Output at the Australian-run mine has been suspended for 30 days while inquiries are conducted and the suspension could be extended if the miner fails to come up with evidence within that time. Thailand's forensic science institute told the mine to address contamination fears on Friday. The Chatree mine, Thailand's first and largest gold mine, began operations in 2001. Located 280 km (170 miles) north of Bangkok in central Phichit province, the mine is operated by Akara Resources Public Company, a subsidiary of Sydney-based Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd. Testing conducted in November by a Thai government team on 700 villagers living near the mine found that more than 300 people, including children, tested positive for arsenic and manganese. The government says it is still uncertain whether the poisons originate from the mine. Kingsgate Chairman Ross Smyth-Kirk said on Friday that the company was not responsible for any arsenic or manganese present in the area. Wanpen Promsangsun, a representative for villagers from three provinces in and near the mine, said villagers working on and living near the mine want immediate answers. "We ask the government to immediately find the source of poisoning. We cannot use our usual water sources because of suspicion of contamination. Nobody has taken responsibility. (Reporting by Pracha Hariraksapitak; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by)
- Shadow and Act
'The View': Whoopi Goldberg Sends Warning To Clarence Thomas Amid Roe Rollback: 'He Better Hope That They Don't Come For You' With Loving
Whoopi Goldberg has a stern warning for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, saying that a Roe rollback could res
Stars arrived at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the 2022 BET Awards celebrating Black...
- Yahoo Celebrity
Ben Affleck's son Samuel, 10, is "fine" after a very close call in a Lamborghini. Ben and Jennifer Lopez were there as it played out.
Y’all this is so hot.
Mary Mara, the actor best known for her recurring roles in “ER” and “Law & Order,” died in Cape Vincent, N.Y. Sunday from an apparent drowning. She was 61. In a report published Monday, the New York State Police confirmed that Mara was discovered in the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent around 8:10 p.m. […]
- Women's Health
'Mad Men' star January Jones posted a photo in her underwear showing off her super sculpted abs and long, nude legs post knee surgery. She does Lagree workouts.
- The Daily Beast
Ukrainian State Emergency Service / Handout/Anadolu Agency via GettyRussia fired a series of rockets at a shopping center in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, on Monday, raising fears that Russia is stepping up its attacks on civilian structures regardless of the loss of life.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday there were more than a thousand civilians inside the shopping mall and the casualties to come might bring even more shock and horror to Ukrainian people already confronting so much deat
What may have been Colin Kaepernick’s last shot at a National Football League job didn’t go very well, according to Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. Speaking to urban news site VladTV, Sapp didn’t hold back when Kaepernick’s May workout with the Las Vegas Raiders came up in conversation. The VladTV host mentioned that there were […]
Georgia Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams explains the change in her position on abortion: There is 'no place in that medical decision for ideology or for politicians'
"I understand the sincere concerns. But those are religious concerns, or often concerns driven by personal morality," Abrams said in a CNN interview.
Celebrities dressed up for the BET Awards Sunday in Los Angeles. Lizzo dazzled in a feathery gown, while Saucy Santana wore furry neon boots.
- Palm Beach Daily News
Matthew Wolff will be joined by former PGA Tour winner Carlos Ortiz in this week's LIV event outside of Portland, Oregon, its first tourney in U.S.
The Prince of Wales made headlines after a Sunday Times investigation revealed that Charles accepted bags of cash from a Qatari politician years ago.
The impact of Kavanaugh's confirmation on the 2018 elections may reveal how the reversal of Roe v. Wade could impact this year's midterms
40 US House seats flipped to Democratic candidates following Kavanaugh's confirmation, including 27 where GOP candidates were previously leading in the polls.
Khloé Kardashian posted a boomerang of herself on Instagram posing in a high-cut baby pink bikini from Good American, and we found the exact one to shop now.
- NBC Sports BayArea
Teams are interested in veteran center Kevon Looney, but a recent report makes it seem like his chances of leaving the Warriors in free agency are slim.
Mono mono twins are very rare. One mom shared a her success story after finding out she was pregnant with mono mono twins.
- WSB Cox articles
Too much mayonnaise on a sandwich led a disgruntled customer to kill a woman and injure another.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Here's how to pronounce the royal family nickname.
Five legal experts told Insider how the Justice Department could build a criminal case against Trump, noting he may have a strong defense.
- In The Know by Yahoo
Her video is shocking parents all across TikTok.