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Executive Summary - Red Dirt: A Multidisciplinary Review of the Bauxite-Alumina Industry in Jamaica.

This is the Executive Summary of the document entitled Red Dirt: A Multidisciplinary Review of the Bauxite-Alumina Industry in Jamaica. Our study seeks to describe the history, evaluate the regulatory framework, and investigate the impact of the bauxite-alumina industry on Jamaica’s land, economy, and people over almost seven decades. The topics covered by this study are: the bauxite-alumina industry’s history, the evolution of its regulatory framework, the impacts of bauxite mining and processing on Jamaican society, public health and the natural environment, and the industry’s externalities (social costs). Readers should consult the full study for all references and source material.