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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Peru's gold rush sparks fears of ecological disaster

Peru's gold rush sparks fears of ecological disaster

Date : 20th December 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story



The high price of gold has drawn thousands of miners to a region of south-east Peru, but deforestation and the high levels of mercury used in mining has led to fears of an imminent ecological disaster.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8411408.stm





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