MVP: Philex gold mine spill 'distressing'

Posted at Aug 04 2012 12:04 AM | Updated as of Aug 04 2012 08:04 AM

Philex Mining Corporation has shut its gold mine in Benguet after waste material spilled out of its tailings reservoir and into rivers and streams.

Philex chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said the sight of the crater where the tailings spewed out into the mine's environs was distressing.

Pangilinan said they will fix the problem, even as the extent of the leak has yet to be determined.  - ANC, The World Tonight, August 3, 2012