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By. Carlos and Silviu Pavel. Mining Mining companies in El Salvador are mining for about 172,000 kg of silver. There are 24 mining projects taking place.

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1 By. Carlos and Silviu Pavel

2 Mining Mining companies in El Salvador are mining for about 172,000 kg of silver. There are 24 mining projects taking place on the same They expect to extract (take out) over 7.2 million ounces of Silver in a period of 6 years. The mine promised to employ 2,000 people, and give 3% of the money earned to the government. They lied. ipsnews.net http://www.dominionpaper.ca/files/dominion- img/El%20dorado%20HQ.preview.jpg

3 People forced to leave home The company that bought the mine has bought 144 kilometers of land. Causing villagers to lose some of their property and houses. They have been forced to move out of their homes so the company could use the land for mining equipment. ipsnews.net

4 http://media.artdiamondblog.com/images2/ ThreeGorgesDamLeavingHome.jpg

5 Work Conditions Ministry of Labor cannot conduct thorough labor inspections throughout the country, especially outside the manufacturing districts, and worker complaints of being mistreated go uninvestigated. The people that work on the mine are forced to work with 2.75 U.S dollars an hour. Workers are on the job 6 days a week, for 8 hours a day. They get paid, however, for 7 days (56 hours) of work each week. Minors between age 14 and 18 are required to work no more than 6 hours a day (Nations encyclopedia)

6 http://lawanddisorder.org/wp- content/uploads/bolivia-miners.jpg

7 Water Pollution Acid drainage" of mercury, cyanide, arsenic, zinc and aluminum, at levels "much higher than permitted levels," are polluting surface waters and cause many health problems. ipsnews.net http://envis.maharashtra.gov.in/envis_data/files/news/Water- pollution.jpg

8 Water Decretion. Large amounts of water are needed in precious metal mines for leaching, so "the water table will fall to a depth of about 400 meters. They are using almost of the countries water. ipsnews.net http://serc.carleton.edu/images/earthlabs/drought/dried_lake_mud.jpg.jpg

9 Cyanide Pollution The heat produced in the mine causes the Cyanide to evaporate. When rainfall occurs it would spread through out El Salvador and rain on fresh water sources. 1.5 millions people in El Salvador dont have access to fresh water. ipsnews.net http://www.utilityweek.co.uk/news/08%20Dead%20fish%201%20PGMAIN.jpg

10 Symptoms of Cyanide General weakness, confusion, bizarre behavior, excessive sleepiness, coma, shortness of breath, headache, dizziness, and seizures can all present with cyanide poisoning. http://www.freshfreestuff.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/free-vector-skull-vectorsto.gif (CDC)

11 The End

12 Gutiérrez, Raúl. "EL SALVADOR: Gold Mining 'Is a Huge Rip-Off' - Environmentalists - IPS ipsnews.net." IPS Inter Press Service. Inter Press ervice, 09 Apr. 2009. Web. 28 Oct. 2009.. Freeston, Jesse. "El Salvador: Company Promoters Shred Social Fabric of Communities." Upside Down World. Upside Down World, 18 Nov. 2008. Web. 10 Oct. 2009.. "El Salvador: anti-mining organizer missing, foul play suspected." World War 4 Report. Ed. WW4 Report. 4 July 2009. Web. 28 Oct. 2009.. Raul. "El Salvador: Gold Mining." Global Policy Forum. IPS, 8 Dec. 2008. Web. 28 Oct. 2009. { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "http://images.slideplayer.com/1/232323/slides/slide_12.jpg", "name": "Gutiérrez, Raúl.", "description": "EL SALVADOR: Gold Mining Is a Huge Rip-Off - Environmentalists - IPS ipsnews.net. IPS Inter Press Service. Inter Press ervice, 09 Apr. 2009. Web. 28 Oct. 2009.. Freeston, Jesse. El Salvador: Company Promoters Shred Social Fabric of Communities. Upside Down World. Upside Down World, 18 Nov. 2008. Web. 10 Oct. 2009.. El Salvador: anti-mining organizer missing, foul play suspected. World War 4 Report. Ed. WW4 Report. 4 July 2009. Web. 28 Oct. 2009.. Raul. El Salvador: Gold Mining. Global Policy Forum. IPS, 8 Dec. 2008. Web. 28 Oct. 2009.


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