Amnesty International says a heavily polluting acid factory located in a village in Sagaing Division should be moved to an area where it will do less harm.
Students in Kangon, a village near Latpadaung in Sagaing Division, were forced to stay home this week when a nearby sulfuric acid factory started emitting foul-smelling fumes.
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Residents in Latpadung’s Kangon village are calling for the suspension of an acid factory, which locals say, is making them ill.