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Colombia probes Drummond over alleged coal dump

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Authorities in Colombia are investigating claims that US mining company Drummond dumped coal into the Caribbean off the coast of the South American country, officials said Tuesday.

On January 12 and 13, Drummond workers dumped a load of coal into the sea off the northern port of Ciénaga to prevent their barge from sinking, alleged Captain Guillermo Díaz, head of the local maritime authority.

"Photographs show there was dumping of coal into the sea. We are determining the exact amount by means of an investigation," Díaz told local media.

Source: AFP