DENR: Philex could face steeper fine for mine leak

Posted at Sep 11 2012 04:47 PM | Updated as of Sep 12 2012 12:47 AM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday released the results of their probe into the waste spillage of Philex Mining's mine in Padcal, Benguet. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said Philex Mining could be fined double or triple the initial damage assessement of P325 million, after determining the spill was worse than expected. Atom Araullo reports. ANC News Now, September 11, 2012