Owner had license to extract tantalite in an area of 30 hectares. Inspection identified river deviation and soil contamination by mercury.
April 1, 2016
The mining has left deep scars in the Yanomami people and in their territory. Between 1986 and 1990, it is estimated that 20% of the population (1,800 people) died due to disease and violence caused by invading gold miners.
April 6, 2015
Not only people are affected, as the flora and fauna are other victims of this metal, mainly in the Amazon
August 4, 2014
Images of an area of illegal mining in French Guiana, where a large majority of the miners are Brazilians.