Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Gold-Mining-27MZIFVG54Y.htmlConceptually similarPollution of GoldmineGP069TCompleted★★★★Pollution of GoldmineGP0U7YCompleted★★★★Pollution of GoldmineGP0LVBCompleted★★★★Pollution of GoldmineGP0NU5Completed★★★★Mercury Pollution in GuyanaGP0Q2RCompleted★★★★Mercury Pollution in GuyanaGP08RNCompleted★★★★Mercury Pollution in GuyanaGP012S6Completed★★★★Mercury Pollution in GuyanaGP012BYCompleted★★★★Mercury Pollution in GuyanaGP0W0GCompleted★★★★View AllGP04JQGold MiningThe area of a goldmine from the air. The water around the goldmine is looking polluted and the vegetation is retreating from the area.Locations:Chile-Patagonia-South AmericaDate:3 Feb, 2004Credit:© Greenpeace / Daniel BeltráMaximum size:2048px X 3072pxKeywords:Aerial view-Day-Destruction-Forests (campaign title)-Gold mining-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Pollution-Water pollutionShoot:Documentation of Forests in Patagonia ChileA new aluminum smelter is planned to be built in Patagonia. The proposed smelter will produce approximately 440,000 tonnes of aluminum ingots a year. But it will pump more than 1.5 million tonnes of gaseous and solid waste into the atmosphere as a result, and require three hydroelectric plants and six new dams to power the energy draining project. Besides the immediate environmental impact, the Salmon and Trout Producers Association and local fishermen have also voiced their concerns about the plant's impact on the fishing industry. Patagonia is also a popular tourist destination, and the smelter plans are also putting the future of this industry at stake. About 10000 hectares of primary forest will be flooded if the Alumysa project is accepted.