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PBS NewsHour | In Peru, Gold Rush Leads to Mercury Contamination Concerns | PBS

Duration: 08:10
Program: PBS NewsHour #10228
Broadcast Date: Dec. 27, 2011

In remote regions of the Peruvian Amazon, extensive gold-mining operations have stirred major environmental concerns over mercury contamination in fish, fish-eating wildlife and humans. In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports.

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Post Date: December 27, 2011