Mining Pollutes the World’s Waterways

Mining companies are clearly not protecting the waterways near their mining operations. Mining companies dump more than 180 million tons of hazardous waste each year into rivers, lakes and oceans worldwide, according to a report by Earthworks and MiningWatch Canada. The amount of mine waste dumped a year is 1.5 times as much as all the municipal waste dumped in the U.S. landfills in 2009… Read Full Article

Note key mining companies mentioned in this article include Barrick Gold and GoldCrop, both Canadian mining companies.

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