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Ghana environment pays cost of illegal mining

Huge swathes of land and 75 percent of country's waterways have been polluted by unauthorised gold mining.

Last updated: 24 Jun 2014 09:43
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Huge swathes of land, and three quarters of Ghana's waterways, have been polluted as a result of illegal gold mining.

The government recently set up a security taskforce to stop the illegal operators but, despite their efforts, communities continue to be effected.

Al Jazeera's Ama Boateng reports from Kyebi in Ghana.

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