12 Areas of Cleanup and Success report highlights work at Candelaria copper mine in Chile

international-mining-logoThe Blacksmith Institute has combined its World’s Worst Polluted Places Report 2009 with its partners Green Cross Switzerland for a new report called the 12 Areas of Cleanup and Success. The Institute says that “While previous reports spotlighted the most severe pollution problems and locations, our 2009 report focuses on 12 programs and strategies that have been effective in reducing pollution and improving health.” Featured at number four in the report is ‘Managing Mine Tailings to Protect Scarce Water Supply’ in Candelaria, Chile, where the copper mine tailings are at risk of contaminating limited water sources in the desert. (more…)

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