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Peruvian farmer wins land rights dispute against Newmont

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By Shreema Mehta

December 19, 2014

Máxima Acuña has been beaten, robbed and sentenced to prison for fighting to protect her property from mining behemoth Newmont. But last week, she finally got justice.

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Tagged with: gold, newmont, peru, conga, yanacocha, cajamarca

Criminal Charges for Mine Waste Dumping in Alaska

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By Shreema Mehta

November 24, 2014

Mine wastewater is nasty stuff – so much so that this week, a mining company was criminally charged for dumping it into water. While XS Platinum is being indicted, other mining companies around the world routinely dump toxic mine wastewater into rivers, lakes and oceans.

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Tagged with: mining, alaska, tailings

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