Environmentalists urge halt to gold rush along Amazon tributary | Brazil | The Guardian — Ned Hamson’s Second Line View of the News

Barbara Crane Navarro

More than 500 illegal Gold mining dredges are pumping, sucking and contaminating the river in indigenous territory.
The environmental damage is incalculable.

Environmentalists are demanding urgent action to halt an aquatic gold rush along one of the Amazon River’s largest tributaries, where hundreds of illegal goldmining dredges have converged in search of the precious metal. The vast flotilla – so large one local websitecompared it to a floating neighbourhood– reportedly began forming on the Madeira River earlier[…]

Environmentalists urge halt to gold rush along Amazon tributary | Brazil | The Guardian — Ned Hamson’s Second Line View of the News

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