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Romania gold mine creates controversy

Parliament to decide whether to dig for gold potentially worth billions while posing risk to natural environment.

Last updated: 12 Nov 2013 11:58
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Romania's parliament is debating whether to explore a massive new gold mine in the Carpathian Mountains, which could contribute billions of dollars to the economy over 16 years.

However, opponents say it might destroy the natural environment.

Protests against the mine have rattled the governing coalition.

Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Rosia Montana, the village at the heart of the controversy.

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