Owner had license to extract tantalite in an area of 30 hectares. Inspection identified river deviation and soil contamination by mercury.
March 17, 2022
Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém's inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.
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.