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24 May 2016. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a 60-day emergency in a remote part of the Amazon to curb high levels of mercury poisoning from rampant illegal gold mining, the country's environment minister said on Monday.

A growing number of studies show that residents of the Madre de Dios region near Peru's southeastern border with Brazil have dangerous levels of mercury in their bodies, Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said in announcing the move.

REUTERS

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-environment-idUSKCN0YE2C5

At industryabout.com:

Huepetuhe Gold Mine

Peru - Project Map

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