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Another Orange River, Another Toxic Spill

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By Shreema Mehta

August 13, 2014

Just a week after the Mount Polley disaster, another mine waste spill has occurred, this time from a copper mine in Mexico. About 10 million gallons of toxic mine waste spilled from the Buenavista mine into nearby rivers. Water restrictions have been imposed on thousands of people.

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Tagged with: tailings, pollution, latin america, spill, mine waste, mexico, sonora


Earthworks Joins Brief to Peru Court Challenging Conga

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By Shreema Mehta

July 24, 2014

This week, Earthworks joined Earthrights International and the Center for International Environmental Law in filing an amicus curiae [friend of the court brief] to the Peruvian Constitutional Court in support of Grufides' case.

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Tagged with: mining, no dirty gold, peru, conga


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