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In Peru, Gold Rush Leads to Mercury Contamination Concerns

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A third of a million Peruvians make their living from gold mining, but illegal tactics and...

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In remote regions of the Peruvian Amazon, extensive gold-mining operations have stirred major environmental concerns over mercury contamination in fish, fish-eating wildlife and humans. In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports.

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