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Stop The Mirador Open Pit Copper and Gold Mine in The Head Waters of The River Amazon

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Stop The Mirador Open Pit Copper and Gold Mine in The Head Waters of The River Amazon
  
  

 

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Environmental NGOs and indigenous people started a court action against the high pollutive open-pit mining project Mirador.

In this case the Judge can suspend the mine and call for a new Environmental Impact Assesment.The licensed EIA talks of extinction of species, poisoning of waterways with acid mine drainage, and possible failure of the Tailings Dams due to seismic activity.


All this runs contrary to what we know is right and The Rights of Nature enshrined in the Ecuadorian Constitution.

The Mine has the potential to destroy the lives of the Shuar tribe, and all others who live in the area of influence of the mine.

Posted March 9, 2013
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