Pivotal yet Hidden Role of Environmental Justice and Lead Pollution at Myanmar’s Mining Sites
Author(s): Thae Su Su Hninn, Yadanar Win, Okuyama Shinya, Kyi Mar Wai
Although lead pollution in mining areas has increasingly concerned, the environmental injustice accompanied is still under negligence. This topic is directly concerned with the roles of the government and mining corporations responsible for taking accountability for the employees and indigenous people in the area affected by lead pollution as a consequence of mining. The aim of the present paper is to demonstrate the main points of the consequences of environmental lead pollution in the context of environmental justice. As mining scales become enlarged, there needs to have more support for the disproportionate people and low-economic citizens suffering from potential lead pollution, and it is essential to give awareness to those people. This study also highlights environmental health injustice situations in Myanmar and the feasible solutions regarding mining and lead pollution.