Map of Semirara Island, Sitio Bigo, Brgy. Alegria is south of the shiploader. The Unong Pit was the 1st operated in the 1980s until 1998, the 2nd pit (Panian) is still in operation. Himalian is the proposed 3rd pit.
Backdrop is the 15 MW . The black-bottom of the fisherman’s banca indicates the coal residue in the waters.
Virtual reclamation caused by the refuse / tailings from the coal washing facility. Note the black color of the sea with coal-bits lining the shore.
Coal bits brought by the tide to the white coralline shore.
Seaweeds suffer from the coal residue.
Seaweeds is a major livelihood of the communities.
Even the fisherfolks suffer from the coal-residues with sore skins.
Dying mangroves cut, burned and bulldozed over.
Former mangrove areas that were bulldozed have been fenced-off and planted with .