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Quarry to operate on Marikina faultline By Fernan J. Angeles 03/12/2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Quarry to operate on Marikina faultline

By Fernan J. Angeles 03/12/2012

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to give the green light to what stands to become the largest quarry facility in the National Capital Region (NCR) on top of the Marikina East Valley Fault — in spite of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warning of an impending strong earthquake on a movement of the Marikina Valley Fault,

Documents obtained by the Tribune show that a relatively big mining operation would soon be in place at a town located at the immediate northeast of Metro Manila.

The documents, allegedly from the DENR, show that an investment company registered as San Rafael Development Corp. (SDRC) has started laying the groundwork of what could be the biggest aggregate excavation and production activity in the NCR. SRDC, through another entity referred to as Massab, has already secured a Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) clearing them to commence the quarry, production and sale of a mineral deemed as necessary in ensuring the structural integrity of infrastructure works..... MORE

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