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Author: Earthworks/Mineral Policy Center and Oxfam America
Earthworks/Mineral Policy Center and Oxfam America today announced the launch of "No Dirty Gold," a consumer campaign intended to shake up the gold industry and change the way gold is mined, bought and sold...Gold mining is being targeted as an industry ripe for reform through consumer pressure because of the extensively documented human and environmental costs of gold mining.
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Author: Earthworks and Oxfam America
...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]
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