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Gold mining company accused of abuse in Ghana

A new ActionAid report - Gold Rush - highlights how poor communities in Obuasi in Ghana are suffering serious environmental pollution and social problems as a result of gold mining by a subsidiary of the UK-based mining giant Anglo American... Local rivers and streams have become polluted with arsenic, iron, manganese and heavy metals from gold mining activities by Anglo American’s subsidiary, AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) and its predecessor Ashanti Goldfields Corporation (AGC).