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June 30, 2016
Peru's illegal gold mining prompts public health emergency

Item by Al Jazeera English. A study in the US has found that more than 500 kilometres of Peru's Amazon River is contaminated with mercury. In May the government declared a state of emergency.
May 24, 2016
Poisoned by the gold rush

Article from Vice News. Correspondent Monica Villamizar travelled to Antioquia Department, Colombia, to investigate a surge in impotence and neurological problems that experts are attributing to mercury, an essential gold-digging element.
December 31, 2015
Millions of people being contaminated with toxic mercury used in mines

CBC News - The largely unregulated use of mercury has created a major worldwide environmental hazard.
November 15, 2012
Not Your Father's Mining Company

Item in Corporate Knights, Diversity and Cleantech Issue (a Canadian publication), detailing attempts by mining companies to be more environmentally r...
May 08, 2012
$7.7B federal cleanup bill

News item from CBC following release of the "2012 Spring Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development" prepared by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada"
May 07, 2012
2012 Spring Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

2012 Spring Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, published by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. Your attention is drawn to Chapter 3, Federal Contaminated Sites and Their Impacts
April 01, 2011
Mining Safety: Bioleaching Bacteria Clean Toxic Mine Tailings

An informative article on bioleaching written by BacTech's Project Research Analyst, Oscar Alvarado. Visit the Energy Digital website to read the arti...
April 01, 2011
The Invisible Miners Video Parts 1 - 4

Billions of bacteria are employed in the mining industry, extracting iron, gold, silver, cobalt and other metals in places such as Spanish Rio Tinto, ...
Contaminated mining environments: It's better to be green
When a mining company wants to dig up specific minerals, it has to remove rock from the earth to do so....
Mineral Extraction and the Effects of Mining on the Environment
The term "mineral extraction" is most closely associated with the mining process, wherein base metals, precious metals, and other geological materials...

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