Sepon mine, owned by the largest international mining company in Laos, MMG Lane Xang Minerals Limited Sepon (LXML), is situated in a remote area of Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province—one of the most bombed districts in Lao PDR. Over 21,000 people have been killed or injured as a result of unexploded ordnance (UXO) accidents in the post-war period (1974–2018), of which 25 percent were in Savannakhet Province. This legacy brings unique challenges to mining operations, development projects, and agricultural production.
Aneka, Saman and Valent, Micheal
"Sepon Supports UXO Clearance in Laos,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 22
, Article 6.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol22/iss2/6