[QODLink]
Americas

Chile mining giant accused of poisoning water

Operations at gold mine suspended until company builds drainage systems and canals to prevent contamination.

Last Modified: 12 Aug 2013 17:57
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The world's largest gold mining company has been accused of poisoning Chile's water supplies.

Last month, an appeals court suspended a controversial development by Barrick Gold Corp on the border with Argentina. 

It followed claims that the mining giant ignored environmental regulations.

Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Vallenar in the Andes mountains.

51

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
Spirits are high in Scotland's 'Whisky Capital of the World' with one distillery thirsty for independence.
President Poroshenko arrives in Washington on Thursday with money and military aid on his mind, analysts say.
Early players in private medicine often focused on volume over quality, turning many Chinese off for-profit care.
Al Jazeera asked people across Scotland what they think about the prospect of splitting from the United Kingdom.
Blogger critical of a lack of government transparency faces defamation lawsuit from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
join our mailing list