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Illegal mines eradicated in Peru

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 00:34

Nov. 14 - Officials are taking steps to remove illegal mines from operation. Julie Noce reports.

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Equipment at an illegal gold mine near Lake Titicaca in Peru is blown sky high. It's part of an effort by authorities there to eradicate the so called wildcat mines from operation. The move comes after Peruvian President Ollanta Humala declared all unauthorized mining illegal. Critics of the mines say they pollute rivers and destroy resource rich jungle. Peru is a leading producer of copper, zinc, and silver. It is the world's sixth-largest gold producer.

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Illegal mines eradicated in Peru

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 00:34