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Câmara against mining project

Monchique Câmara has lodged a formal complaint against FELMICA-Minerais Industriais S.A, in relation to a project to explore for feldspar mineral deposits in the council.

Mayor Rui André wants FELMICA to abort this project for Corte Grande on Picota hill, an area which falls under the Natura 2000 network of protected areas in the EU.

He said: “We want this project and any others regarding feldspar exploration in the council dropped.”