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Stop Turów: Polish mining is a threat to drinking water for thousands of Czech people

Polish mining is a threat to drinking water for thousands of Czech people.

This problem is affecting Czech families living near the Polish Turów coal mine, which is causing drought, noise, dust, and flash floods. And the situation is about to get worse. Thousands of people are at risk of losing their access to drinking water. Many wells are already completely empty, and the area is drying out.

Despite the objections of the Czech Republic, operation of the mine was extended. That means Poland has been mining illegally since May 2020, and will continue to do so for the next 24 years.

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@VSinkevicius Please stop the illegal mining in Turów and ensure that EU law applies equally to all and protect people in all EU countries. https://www.waterorcoal.org #WaterOrCoal #Turow #StopTurow

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Help families in the affected areas live in peace again, help protect drinking water, and demand that the law should be equal for everyone! Show that you care and appeal to Commissioner Sinkevičius to protect local families from illegal mining.

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