04 August 2012

PERU: 06 August UPDATE :Toxic Copper/Zinc Spill Sickens 200 At Santa Rosa de Cajacay.

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    45 tons of toxic copper concentrate sickened over 200 locals working to clean-up the river...after a high pressure pipe burst open near their village of Santa Rosa de Cajacay.
    The liquid copper/zinc slurry was being piped from the giant Antamina mine to the coast.
    The workers allegedly weren't provided with protective gloves or masks to sop-up the toxic liquid mess.
    Officials are seeking $769,000 in fines for the spill.