‘Soil at bauxite mining sites will take up to 50 years to recover’

‘Soil at bauxite mining sites will take up to 50 years to recover’

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar believes soil in bauxite mining areas can restored for future cultivation.

However, treatment of the soil will take about 50 years for the restoration with its natural nutrients, he told reporters after opening the Malaysia-Korea Seminar on Healthy River Basin in Kuala Lumpur today.

Elaborating on the methods, Forestry Department director-general Abd Rahman Abd Rahim said bauxite mining areas undergoing treatment must be cultivated with cover crop such as legume for a long period of time.

He said this was because cover crops could help improve soil quality and it had been proven in Malaysia.

“For example, the land where the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) headquarters was located in Kepong, underwent similar treatment because it was an ex-mining area before it was restored as a green area.

“It can take about 50 years before the land can be restored to its normal state,” he added.

‘Soil at bauxite mining sites will take up to 50 years to recover’
17 Feb 2016 – malaysiakini


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