Dredgers in alluvial mining, mainly in Madre de Dios, Peru, caused impacts such as mercury contamination of water sources, changing the course of rivers and sedimentation.
March 17, 2015
Government will establish a fund for environmental remediation of the basins of the rivers Pastaza, Tigre, Corrientes and Marañón (Loreto region), impacted by the extraction of hydrocarbons.
September 23, 2014
International TV reported on the demands of indigenous federations FEDIQUEP, FCONACO, FECONAT and ACOEDCOSPAT to the Peruvian State, due to the pollution of their rivers and lands.
May 31, 2016
Evidence of mercury pollution in Madre de Dios and its impact on health abound from years ago but on the verge of knowing the new President of Peru, emergency was declared in the Amazon region.