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31 Jan 2004

Earthworks and Oxfam America

full report: "Dirty Metals: Mining Communities and the Environment"

...details the massive pollution, huge open pits, devastating community health effects, worker dangers and, in many cases, human rights abuses that have become hallmarks of gold and metals mining in countries such as Peru, Indonesia, Ghana and in parts of the United States. [refers to mining companies including Cambior, Placer Dome, Southern Peru Copper Corp, Newmont, BHP Billiton, Inco, Doe Run (part of Renco), Noranda, Manhattan Minerals, Meridian Gold, Barrick Gold, Rio Tinto, Cameco, Freeport-McMoRan, Ashanti Goldfields, Benguet, Glamis Gold, Orvana Minerals, Pegasus Gold, Ivanhoe Mines, Esmeralda Exploration, Western Mining]

Part of the following stories

BHP lawsuit (re Papua New Guinea)

full report: "Dirty Metals: Mining Communities and the Environment"