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Shoot: Metalor's Gold Mine in Peru

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The mining town of La Rinconada in Peru, where thousands of miners dig for gold under the most adverse conditions. Here people work under slave-like conditions, and trafficking in human beings is commonplace. Soils and water are highly contaminated by mercury, as laboratory analyzes show.
The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV), Doctors for Environmental Protection (AefU) and Greenpeace took extensive soil, sediment and water samples and had them examined for harmful substances. The results are frightening: Most samples are i.a. contaminated with highly toxic mercury, partly with concentrations that exceed the health-safe WHO limit many times over.
After years of protests, Metalor announced in April 2019 that it would not buy gold from "La Rinconada" and generally sensitive mining. If the Corporate Responsibility initiative were in place, Metalor would have failed to address the serious human rights issues and environmental pollution at its horror mine "La Rinconada" from the start.
Metalor's Gold Mine in Peru
12 Dec, 2018
Metalor's Gold Mine in Peru
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