Myanmar coal mining

Increasingly, the world is moving to the use of renewable energy resources (such as solar, wind and hydro power) rather than relying on fossil fuels such as coal and oil. The main reason for this is that renewable energy is cleaner than fossil fuels (which can cause pollution when used). There is however a further problem with coal, and that is because the mining of coal can itself cause pollution and significant environmental damage.

Watch and listen to the video about coal mining in Shan State and complete the notes with NO MORE than TWO WORDS from the video


Local people cannot escape pollution to farmland and waterways

  • Sai Aon, a local farmer says that his land is covered with (1) ________

  • He can't grow crops

Significant mining operations in Eastern Shan State

  • Recent regulation changes have resulted in more investment in mining by (2) ______________

  • Objections by environmental groups to mining

Civil Society groups fear there may be a mining boom

  • Nuan Hom says initially, the local people thought the mining was a great idea for (3) ____________

  • Companies from China, Japan and Australia interested in coal mining

  • Lack of regulations and standards

  • A monk who filmed an underground fire does want to reveal his (4) _________

  • Government is seem to be cooperating with foreign investors

For the local people, the existence of coal and foreign investment is a toxic (5) ___________


When you are ready, enter your answers in the test sheet below


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