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Resource July 29, 2017

Meet the Journalists: Rich Lord, Stephanie Strasburg, and Len Boselovic

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People play soccer as dusk falls on the village of Adjuma Kondre in Suriname. The village's water sources have been impacted by Alcoa's nearby mining operations. Image by Stephanie Strasburg. Suriname, 2017.
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Alcoa's decision to idle its Suriname alumina refinery was a major blow to one of South America's...

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The sky at dusk is cut by the orange glow of the refinery at the Paranam Operations for Suralco, a subsidiary of Alcoa. The plant is no longer operational. Image by Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Suriname, 2017.
The sky at dusk is cut by the orange glow of the refinery at the Paranam Operations for Suralco, a subsidiary of Alcoa. The plant is no longer operational. Image by Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Suriname, 2017.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters Len Boselovic and Rich Lord and photojournalist Stephanie Strasburg discuss what went into researching and producing their Pulitzer Center supported story, "The Land Alcoa Dammed." Their reporting follows how the departure of multinational aluminum company Alcoa changed the economy, politics and culture of Suriname, a small country on the northern coast of South America.

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