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Bauxite makes Pahang residents see red

Run-off from booming but unregulated bauxite mining turns waters red

CRIMSON TIDE: Demand from China for bauxite, used to make aluminium, has fed a rapid rise in mining in the third-largest state of Pahang, where heavy rain in the monsoon season brought an increase in run-off from bauxite-rich red earth into the surrounding rivers and sea.

Kuala Lumpur

RIVERS and the sea ran red in parts of Malaysia this week after two days of heavy rain brought an increase in run-off from the booming and largely unregulated bauxite mining industry.

Demand from China for the aluminium ingredient has fed a rapid rise in bauxite mining

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