Activists Board Dredging Barges in Koh Kong

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Posted July 30, 2015

About 80 villagers and activists in Koh Kong province on Monday boarded and attempted to tow away five sand-dredging barges as part of their ongoing campaign against two firms they accuse of polluting a local waterway and causing riverbank collapses, activists and officials said.

Yoeun Tinit, a member of environmental NGO Mother Nature, said Rainbow International Co. Ltd. and Direct Access had been dredging Botum Sakor district’s Andong Teuk estuary—which drains into the Bay of Kompong Som—since 2009.

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