77.9% of adults in Madre de Dios has high levels of mercury
Study indicates that some indigenous people have up to eight times the maximum permissible limit.
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Emergency in 11 districts of Madre de Dios, Peru, by mercury contamination
May 24, 2016
Document shows mercury contamination in rivers, hydrobiological species and population exceeding the maximum permissible limits due to artisanal mining.
Madre de Dios: mining affected more than 30 mil hectares of Amazon forest
September 11, 2013
In 1990, mining had affected 900 hectares, the affected area currently exceed 32 000 hectares.
Peru: Petróleo e mineração unidos contra áreas naturais protegidas
August 18, 2016
Petroleum and mining, after destroying and contaminating everything they touched, now want to invade Peru’s national parks.[:]