10 years back, June 2: Mercury accident hits Choropampa

     |    Wednesday, der 2. June 2010

“Long ago the Spanish used weapons to kill our ancestors and take our wealth. Now they only need to contaminate us and take our wealth from under our noses.”, Julia Carrasco, farmer, Choropampa   Dear friends, On June 2nd, 2000, a truck from South America’s largest gold mine spilled 151 kilograms of liquid mercury, contaminating three villages in Peru’s northern Andean mountains. The 

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