Episode two features the Cofan Tribe in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest and their fight to protect their land and water from oil pollution.
Waste from hospitals, industrial areas and households come to this place that does not treat the waste, which affects the Nanay River, main regional provider of potable water.
The charcoal powder remaining from pig iron production, an intermediate material in the production of steel, has made Piquiá de Baixo village, on the eastern border of the Brazilian Amazon, a tragic case of industrial pollution.
Police and environmental organizations conducted operations in areas of high risk of contamination in Iquitos, where illegal activities take place.
Experts share experiences on the impacts caused by illegal mining.
The oil slick came from Sucumbios, Ecuador, through the Napo River, contaminating the only source of water in the place.
The Environmental Minister said the government has already ships in the area.
Mercury is burned to extract the pure gold from metal and produces dangerous vapors.
A project that seeks to ban the use of mercury in all cases is about to become law of the Republic.
In a pioneering initiative, Amazonas state establishes standards to regulate the trade. The decision, however, encourages questions, especially regarding the use of mercury.