[Marxism] Peru: BHP spill devastates community

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 19:01:44 MDT 2012

The highland agricultural community of Santa Rosa de Cajacuy, in Peru’s
central Ancash department, has been severely affected by a toxic spill from
the BHP Billiton and Xstrata-operated Antamina mine.

Antamina is one of the world’s largest sources of copper and zinc. It
relies on a 300 kilometre high-pressure pipeline to pump resources from the
mountains to coastal port facilities.
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original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

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