Thank you very much for allowing me to contribute on mining activities through out the country.
Mining has contribute a lot to the economic progress of some of the south pacific islands countries. In Solomon Islands, the only mining company doing mining is the Gold Ridge mining.
There are other mining activities that are still prospecting and exploration. However, the major drawback of industrial mining is the damage mining operation cause to the environment removal of large areas of topsoil can destroy habitats, and the chemical used in mining operation can leach into the groundwater and pollute the area.
Air pollution and radioactive pollution are other possible downside. So as a Solomon Islanders we should think carefully before we make such decision to allow mining or logging companies to operate before we regret when we lose our resources for future generation.
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