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17/02/2009 Pollution Causes Cadmium Poisoning in Thailand Farmers whose rice farms are close to a local zinc mining operator and a mine development firm are demanding compensation after pollution contaminated their crops with cadmium.

Villagers had been complaining of cadmium-related symptoms and a subsequent investigation showed rice had been contaminated. The Thai government subsequently banned these farmers from growing rice, thus damaging the villagers livelihoods.
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