Troubled Waters - A report by Mining Watch Canada and Earthworks

November 08, 2012

Mining companies are dumping more than 180 million tonnes of hazardous mine waste each year into rivers, lakes, and oceans worldwide, threatening vital bodies of water with toxic heavy metals and other chemicals poisonous to humans and wildlife. The amount of mine waste dumped annually is 1.5 times as much as all the municipal waste dumped in U.S. landfills in 2009.

A recent report by Mining Watch Canada and US-based Earthworks on how the mining waste disposal into water bodies is creating havoc. A review by CSE.