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Tuesday, July 2

Environment News Network / Reuters Mine's mercury spill leaves dim legacy in Peruvian town: "In June 2000, a truck contracted by Yanacocha leaked 334 pounds of toxic mercury over a 27-mile stretch of highway from the mine to the Pacific coast. Much of that seeped into Choropampa, a poor village only a few blocks long where farmers bring their wares to market twice a week." This incident explains some of the animosity against Yanacocha.



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