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Alabama-based Drummond Co. has been fined $3.6 million in Colombia for polluting beaches and dumping coal into the ocean. Drummond reflects the wider dilemma facing the Colombian government when it comes to mining. It is promoting foreign investment but environmental controls are lax, leading to contaminated rivers, mercury poisoning and deforestation.
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