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Mine Tailings Pollute a Chilean Town's Water


Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, healthconditions, humans, pollution, protection, ecosystems, world, habitat, habitatdestruction, water )

Cal
- 918 days ago - ipsnews.net
People in the small town of Caimanes in northern Chile will suffer severe health problems if water pollution produced by a tailings dam built by the Los Pelambres mining company is not cleaned up, experts warn.



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pam w. (191)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 8:51 pm
Oh, HELL!
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Friday June 15, 2012, 3:52 am
Thanks for the update.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday June 15, 2012, 4:56 pm
From the article: "People in the small town of Caimanes in northern Chile will suffer severe health problems if water pollution produced by a tailings dam built by the Los Pelambres mining company is not cleaned up, experts warn."

It goes on to state: "According to studies by Bustamante, the tailings dam has not only destroyed the source of the Pupío brook, but has also caused the loss of groundwater, biodiversity and the last remnants of canelo (Drimys winteri) and white Chilean myrtle (Luma chequen) forests on the planet."

But the Los Pelambres mining company made a lot of money before they ran off and left a life-threatening environmental disaster behind them. The GREEDY can't see beyond their noses...
 

Monica D. (580)
Friday June 15, 2012, 8:28 pm
The world needs a more environmentally sustainable economy.
 

Sue Matheson (76)
Friday June 15, 2012, 8:35 pm
thanks
 

Kelly Rogers (303)
Friday June 15, 2012, 10:31 pm
Read and noted
 

Virginia Esquer (8)
Friday June 15, 2012, 11:55 pm
noted and sad to know about this
 

Ruth R. (216)
Saturday June 16, 2012, 1:22 am
Where are the petitions.
 

Dave C. (227)
Saturday June 16, 2012, 7:45 am
Susanne R says it well!!!! Poison our water (food, land, air) for a few dollars and a few days of use...
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday June 17, 2012, 8:20 pm
Mining is so destructive.
 
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