Find more effects of mining right here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-does-mining-affect-the-environment.html Mining is the source of all the substances that cannot be obtained by industrial processes or through agriculture. Mining reaps huge profits for the companies that own them and provides employment to a large number of people. It is also a huge source of revenue for the government. Despite its economic importance, the effects of mining on the environment is a pressing issue. Mining activities require the clearing of large areas of land. The chemicals used in the mining process often escape into the environment causing pollution. Watch this video to know how mining affects the environment.
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Sand mining has many negative effects on the environment and economy of California that need to be alleviated.
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The world's sand is running out. You have read innumerable news that the world is running out of oil and water resources. However, there is little known fact that the world's sand, which seems to be an almost unlimited source, is actually rapidly consuming. And that's not all. When people see beaches and immense deserts, they may think that sand is an unlimited resource for a reasonable reason, but according to a recent publication in the Science magazine, overuse of global sand resources is damaging to the environment, causing scarcity and encouraging conflicts by throwing communities in danger. Rapidly growing demand and unbridled sand mining are bringing together scarcity as it is in other natural sources. As the strong evidence shows, the sand of many regions began to decrease gradually. For example, Vietnam's domestic demand exceeds the country's total reserves. If this imbalance persists, Vietnam's construction sand will be exhausted by 2020, according to the country's infrastructure ministry. This problem rarely took place in scientific debates and was not systematically studied. However, the interest of the media has begun to attract attention. While scientists have made an important effort to calculate how much infrastructure work such as roads and construction damages their living spaces and their environment, the impact created by the removal of construction resources such as stone and gravel, which are used in building construction, has been missed. Two years ago a working group on global sand use was established. The aim of this group is to be able to create policies that can be applied on a large number of affected points in the bases of sand extraction and use. The system integration approach provides the best understanding of the socioeconomic and environmental interaction of these questions beyond time and distance. According to what has been learned so far, it is now time to formulate regulations on inter-continental sand mining, use and trade. If it does not seem critical to you, let us also give you the following information: You probably did not know it, but it is now the world's most abundant material (by weight), exceeding sand and pebbles, fossil fuels and biomass. You should not be surprised at this; because it is a critical component of sand, cement, glass, and electrons. In enormous quantities, sand is removed for land reclamation, rock gassing and coastal renewal programs. Recent sellers in Houston, India, Nepal and Bangladesh will cause global sand demand to increase slightly. In 2010, the countries only released 11 billion tons of sand for construction. The Asia-Pacific region has the highest sand extraction rates, followed by Europe and North America. In the US alone in 2016, only 8.9 billion dollars worth of sand and gravel were used for construction and production, accounting for a 24% increase over the last 5 years. Moreover, it turned out that these figures do not really reflect the amount of global sand extraction and use. According to some sources, records of actual sand extraction rates in many countries may be hidden. Official statistics typically report incomplete sand removal data for non-construction purposes. Sand is traditionally a local resource. However, due to regional scarcities and bans, some countries are turning into global commodities. For this reason, the value of kumun international trade has increased almost six times in the last 25 years. The profit from sand mining is encouraging this ration. As a response to the violence arising from the sand battle, the Hong Kong government created a regional monopoly on sand mining and sales in the early 1900s and continued until 1981. Today, illegal groups in India, Italy and other countries are managing sand and land trade. Singapore's imports of large quantities of sand have fallen into disagreement with Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia. So, as you can see, sand is an important source of rent and a problem not to be overlooked. This extreme sand exploitation causes the sand resources in the sand extraction areas to gradually decrease. Due to dense sand extraction, rivers and coastal ecosystems are physically altered, causing erosion. It also shows that the operation of sand mining affects many species of animals, including fish, dolphins, crustaceans and crocodiles. This is not the only affected animals. Sand mining also seriously affects areas where people have livelihoods. Due to increased erosion, coastal areas in beaches and wetlands become more vulnerable to seller and wave. This directly affects the people living in those regions. Thanks to the United Nations Environment Program, the media interest in the issue is growing, but the scale of the problem is still not widely understood. Kumun is a common, easy-to-find resource, making it difficult to make adjustments to it. As a result, very little is known about the global consequences of sand production and consumption.
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This video is all about the Alappad issue and socialmedia campaign #SAVEALAPPAD #STOPMINING The black sand of Kollam district in coastal Kerala is classified as 'strategic' because it contains minerals for atomic energy and defence applications. Therefore, indiscriminate mining of the sand can continue, regardless of damage to the ecosystem and the livelihoods of people. /////Alappad mining issue//// Silent protest against the black sand mining in Alappad village by Karunagapilly town committee. The mining has also caused the sea walls constructed in some of the coastal areas to cave in causing the shore to erode. The local residents of Alappad have been on a relay hunger strike for the last 2 months against black sand mining . But the authorities have turned a blind eye to the protest that attracts a huge turnout, including women and children . To get the latest updates...Subscribe to tonystories YouTube channel here 👇👇👇 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkFiCUeOeVZ2p6b4q-DLQzQ If you enjoyed this video , follow me on social media profiles:- Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/hai_imtony Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tony.kurian3 https://www.facebook.com/TonyStoriez/ Business enquires: [email protected]
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Some of the craziest things will wash up after a big storm like an entire yacht on top of a building and soccer ball across the country! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. A Japanese Dock This piece of debris happened to be part of a Japanese dock that was torn from its moorings during the tsunami and washed up on the shores of Oregon and brought back what researchers believe to be about 100 tons of sea life. Scientists from the Oregon State University state that the 66-foot-long deck has around 13 pounds of organisms per square foot. The dock did not show any signs of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown caused by the tsunami, but it did pose the threat of carrying invasive species. What that means is that these creatures that aren’t natives to the area could potentially throw the local ecosystems out of whack and cause irreparable damage to the native wildlife, such as the dread zebra mussel. 5. A Mystery Creature There have been some unusual things that have washed up on random shores after tsunamis, this being one of them. After the 2011 tsunami hit, this giant white mass had been washed out onto the shore of Japan and had many of the locals, along with everyone who watched this video on YouTube, wondering what it even was? Some thought it to be a brand new creature that had risen from the dark depths of the ocean floor while others speculated it was merely a large rock or boulder. Don’t worry, officials have concluded that this isn’t some new species that’s going to wipe us out. They simply stated that it’s most likely just a mass of whale blubber from the carcass of a dead whale that’s pretty much unrecognizable. 4. A Shipping Tote Back in November of 2014, this shipping tote had washed up near the shores of Seal Rock in Oregon. This 4-by-5 foot plastic shipping tote had been floating out at sea for the last 3 years since the tsunami struck and amassed around 200 blue mussels that were attached to it. Like the dock that was found in 2012, this tote was a potential host for carrying invasive species and scientist eventually determined it as a non-threat to the surrounding environment. Still, the amount of debris, the total estimated to be around 18.11 million tons with 70 percent of the debris sinking to the bottom of the ocean, is still rather high and is still washing up years after that tragic event took place. 3. Various Trash A barge from the fishing town of Ucluelet in British Columbia had carried in around “super sacks” of debris caused by the tsunami. Those sacks are designed to hold up to 1,000 pounds, so you can only imagine how heavy all that weight could possibly be. Ever since the tsunami struck, there have been volunteer pickups in the town where local and Japanese students have gotten involved. They’ve managed to collect all different sorts of garbage such as styrofoam, pieces of Japanese houses, and other debris. Though they’ve made progress, their results haven’t been achieved through smooth sailing. The coastline of Ucluelet is described as remote and rugged which made the cleanups very difficult and the fact that there was already debris unrelated to the tsunami already there makes for even more trash than expected. 2. An Entire Ship This yacht happened to be discovered in the Iwate Prefecture in Northeastern Japan in the town of Otsuchi nearly two months after the tsunami had hit. The ship weighs in at an incredible 200 tons and it’s a huge surprise that the two-story building that is supporting all that weight is still somehow managing to keep from collapsing. It’s hard to even process the amount of force needed to lift the ship. 1. A House As one of the most powerful and deadly disasters that can occur in nature, the tsunami is one that leaves devastation in its wake. Their sheer force can only be imagined by those who have never witnessed what it can be capable of at first hand and even then you can never come close to doing it justice. Take for example this house that was a part of the Fukushima debris. This was someone’s entire home where they built a life for themselves around it and in a matter of moments, it was swept off its foundation and carried out into the sea, along with what is estimated to be another 200,000 buildings.
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On Thursday, September 24, 2009 Save Fuvahmulah movement, Fuvahmulak Atoll Councilor, Councilors and members of Rahkuriaruva Committee had an official Extraordinary Meeting of Rahkuriaruva Committee. On this day on behalf of Save Fuvahmulah movement Mr. Shaffaf Naseer (Kabba), Founder of Save Fuvahmulah made history by calling for immediate ban of sand and coral mining from beaches around Fuvahmulah. After video presentation of Mr. Shaffaf Naseer (Kabba) the attendees of the meeting debated for 3 hours on the issues mentioned in the video report created by Save Fuvahmulah movement. The video presentation was created based on the studies and researches of Save Fuvahmulah movement. On this great moment of history sand and coral mining is officially banned from Fuvahmulah.
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Does mining really have "no significant environmental effects"? A short video by Alley Crawford with music ("PsychicActive Wind") by Perpetual Dream Theory (www.dreamtheory.net) and Gary Bourgeois. See http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Environment/mining_DVD to order a DVD.
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Building sea wall is band aid solution and appeasing the anger of people.
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Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo vessels each year. Many of these containers eventually sink to the deep seafloor. In 2004, researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered a lost shipping container almost 1,300 meters (4,200 feet) below the surface of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In the first ever survey of its kind, researchers from MBARI and the Sanctuary recently described how deep-sea animal communities on and around the container differed from those in surrounding areas. The red dots seen in some of the underwater footage are lasers mounted on the remotely operated submersible. The lasers are 29 cm apart and allow the scientists to estimate animal size. Video editor: Kyra Schlining Script and narration: Josi Taylor Production support: James Barry, Kim Fulton-Bennett, Linda Kuhnz, Lonny Lundsten, Nancy Jacobsen Stout, Susan vonThun For more information visit: MBARI press release: http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2014/container-animals/container-animals-release.html Original publication: Taylor, J.R., DeVogelaere, A.P., Burton, E.J., Frey, O., Lundsten, L., Kuhnz, L.A., Whaling, P.J., Lovera, C., Buck, K.R., Barry J.P. (2014) Deep-sea faunal communities associated with a lost intermodal shipping container in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, CA. Marine Pollution Bulletin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.04.014 Special thanks to Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot (PLANET OCEAN/HOPE PRODUCTION) for the beautiful aerial container footage. http://www.homethemovie.org/en/informations-sur-yann-arthus-bertrand/planet-ocean
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Worst man-made environmental disasters in history. These world tragedies & insane nature disasters caused severe damage! Subscribe for new videos: http://goo.gl/SaufF4 Follow us on Instagram: @theywillkillyou Voiceover by Carl Mason: [email protected] 8 Deepwater Horizon Offshore drilling contractor Transocean owned the rig & had leased it to oil giant British Petroleum or BP. Two days after, the platform sank & caused a petroleum leak that continued for almost three months. US government reported that approximately 4.2 million barrels of oil had been released. Aside from impacting 43,300 miles of ocean, the spill affected 1,300 miles of coastline from Florida to Texas. 7 Kuwait Fires The sun was darkened by the oily smoke plumes that shot high into the sky. People who ventured outside experienced breathing difficulties & one US environmentalist compared the effect to that of standing behind the exhaust pipes of hundreds of malfunctioning diesel trucks’. The fires burned for approximately seven months. Black rain, a mixture of smoke particles & natural precipitation fell as far as the Himalayas & the landscape became covered with hundreds of oil lakes, of up to four inches in depth. Birds confused the lakes for water. Smoke, ash & soot covered the Gulf. Livestock & the oily mist blackened the lungs of the animals. 6 Reactor Shutdown The reactor shutdown that took place on the 26th of April, 1986, is considered to be one of the worst in history. Many cases were subsequently connected to the massive spread of radioactive material. Wide areas of Belarus, Ukraine & the Russian Federation, inhabited by millions of people, were affected. It went as far as the British Isles. It’s estimated that at least 5% of the reactor core was released into the atmosphere & downwind as result of the blast. 5 Minamata Disease In the early 1950s the people inhabiting the small coastal city of Minamata in the south of Japan, began to notice animal behavior that was startling & out of the ordinary. Fish would inexplicably go belly up, birds crashed into the ground & cats would foam at the mouth & jump into the sea. It was not long that humans too began to exhibit unusual behavior that would later be referred to as the Minamata Disease. People would be stumbling about, slurring their words & encountering difficulties with the simplest day-to-day tasks. In 1958, the root of the strange behavior was finally discovered. As part of its manufacturing process, one of Minamata’s biggest employers, the Chisso Corporation chemical company had been dumping mercury into the sea. 4 Baia Mare Cyanide Spill The Baia Mare cyanide spill took place in Romania in the year 2000. A gold mining company called Aurul, a jointventure of the Romanian government & an Australian company called Esmeralda Exploration had been shipping its waste material to a dam near Bozinta Mare, Maramures County. The company had been extracting the remaining gold from the tailings through a process called gold cyanidation with the resulting waste then being taken to the dam. On the 30th of January, 2000, the dam burst sending 3,500,000 feet of cyanide-contaminated water into the Somes River & some of the surrounding farmland. 3 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil were spilled in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on the 24th of March, 1989. It happened because of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker. The oil ultimately covered 1,300 miles of coastline & 11,000 square miles of ocean. A number of factors were cited as having contributed to the tanker’s crash. These included an insufficient & fatigued crew, possible problems with the ship’s Raytheon Collision Avoidance System radar or the lack of advanced monitoring equipment. Public blame also fell on the ship’s captain, Joseph Hazelwood, who was not present at the controls at the time as he was still sleeping after reportedly having drunk heavily the previous night. 2 Union Carbide Gas Leak On the 2nd of December 1984, 30 tons of a highly toxic gas called methyl isocyanate & a number of other gases were released following an accident at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The low-lingering gases caused the eyes & throats to burn & induced nausea. Thousands of people were treated in the immediate aftermath for various ailments including blindness & liver & kidney failure. The Great Smog Also known as the ‘Big Smoke’, the Great Smog took place on the European continent. For five days in December 1952, the city of London was brought to a standstill by heavy fog combined with sulfurous fumes from power plants, coal fires & vehicle exhaust. The dense smoke blocked out the sun as it began to enshroud several of the city’s landmarks, such as Big Ben, London Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral & others. At first, Londoners tried to ignore the foul air as best they could, but within an hour it could no longer be overlooked.
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019 - Mining In this video Paul Andersen explains how mining is used to extract valuable minerals from the Earth's crust. Surface and subsurface mining are used to extract ore which is then processed. A discussion of ecosystem impacts and legislation is also included. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: Cateb, M. (2010). Português: Cobre e latão para soldas. Lingote de prata 950 e chapa de prata. Liga para ser adicionada à prata, com cobre e germânio. Grânulos de prata fina. Foto : Mauro Cateb, joalheiro brasileiro. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Metals_for_jewellery.jpg English: Anthracite coal. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coal_anthracite.jpg File:MKingHubbert.jpg. (2011, September 13). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:MKingHubbert.jpg&oldid=450215564 Jones, N. (2007). English: Sand and gravel strata on the southern edge of Coxford Wood The sand and gravel quarry goes right up to the edge of wood. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sand_and_gravel_strata_on_the_southern_edge_of_Coxford_Wood_-_geograph.org.uk_-_610732.jpg Jyi1693. (2006). English: Seawater photographed from aboard the MV Virgo out of Singapore, 2006. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_water_Virgo.jpg KVDP. (2009). English: A schematic showing the locations of certain ores in the world. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Simplified_world_mining_map_1.png printer, -G. F. Nesbitt & Co. (1850). English: Sailing card for the clipper ship California, depicting scenes from the California gold rush. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:California_Clipper_500.jpg USA, G. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Italiano: Grafico che rappresenta il picco di Hubbert della produzione petrolifera mondiale. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hubbert_world_2004.svg Vance, R. H. (1850). English: “Photomechanical reproduction of the 1850(?) daguerreotype by R. H. Vance shows James Marshall standing in front of Sutter’s sawmill, Coloma, California, where he discovered gold.” Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sutters_Mill.jpg
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News X has been running a campaign on how our natural resources are being stolen. Today we bring you another story from Tamil Nadu. The whistle-blower of illegal beach sand mining is seeking police protection after his revelation against sand mafia in Tamil Nadu. B. Srikumar brings this report from Chennai. -- For More information on this news visit : http://www.newsx.com/ Connect with us on Social platform at : http://www.facebook.com/newsxonline Subscribe to our YouTube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/newsx
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Kollam: Minister J Mercykutty Amma rejected the indefinite strike of Alappad Protest Council. She has also said that the move to destroy public sector in connection with the Alappad Sand Mining will not be entertained. Karunagappally MLA has written to the Chief Minister and Industrial Minister seeking immediate solution for the Alappad issue.
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After the Metro Manila Prayer Rally held on March 8, 2013 in front of DENR National Office in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City, a dialogue between Ilocos Sur group representatives and the National Office of Mines and Geosciences Bureau headed by Director Leo Jazareno had a dialogue confronting the issue of continuing black sand mining operation in Ilocos Sur. Six action points presented by MGB Director Jazareno to the Ilocos Sur Group Representative to stop black sand mining in Ilocos Sur.
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#save Alappad | Alappad relay hunger stir against mining continues entres 71st days Asianet News - Kerala's No.1 News and Infotainment TV Channel Check out the latest news from Kerala, India and around the world. Latest news on Mollywood, Politics, Business, Cricket, Technology, Automobile, Lifestyle & Health and Travel. More on asianetnews.com Subscribe to Asianet News YouTube Channel here ► http://goo.gl/Y4yRZG Website ► http://www.asianetnews.com Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/AsianetNews Twitter ► https://twitter.com/asianetnewstv
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Canada's Tar Sands is the third-largest proven crude oil reserve in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. In 2011 it was believed the reserve amounted to 170.2 billion barrels of oil, or about 11% of total global oil reserves. But the development of Canada's Oil Sands is concerning environmentalists for several reasons, not least the fact that producing "tar oil", or "sand oil" as it's also known, releases three times the volume of greenhouse gas emissions as conventional oil. StoneOcean's music: www.stoneocean.info StoneOcean's channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/RatedmusicOfficial Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/TRUsub Why you should subscribe to Truthloader: http://bit.ly/1aGJD0a More videos from Truthloader: Syria is starving: http://bit.ly/1bV4tdD What is Israel's Magic Wand?: http://bit.ly/1emh4a4 Where is the most polluted place on Earth?: http://bit.ly/1g21m4d Police officer brutally beaten up in New York: http://bit.ly/18tzhRO Occupy abolish $15m debt in the US: http://bit.ly/I4mYB1 Afghan army torture prisoner as US forces look on: http://bit.ly/HCBcJg Private prisons: How US corporations make money out of locking you up: http://bit.ly/HKLbNb Anonymous Million Mask London 2013: http://bit.ly/16DVDPh Is China taking over the world?: http://bit.ly/HwHcmv Saudi whips and beats victim for looking at his wife: http://bit.ly/1aLlSET The NSA has collected your address book: http://bit.ly/1cswbRD Abductions and executions: Counterterrorism under Obama: http://bit.ly/18G9zoK The war on drugs is a war on you (Part One): http://bit.ly/19pXcgC A race for what's left of the planet - The Arctic battleground: http://bit.ly/15hsbOy Check out our top 20 videos playlist: http://bit.ly/V55Vna Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/truthloader Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/truthloader Join us on Google+: http://google.com/+truthloader Read our reddit: http://reddit.com/r/truthloader Truthloader is a channel dedicated to citizen journalism. We find the best examples of crowd-sourced video and independent content, then use our expertise to add context and analysis. We respond to the stories you're interested in, so if you've got a story you'd love us to get to the bottom of, tweet us, Facebook us, or respond to our videos with a comment - and perhaps check out our reddit.
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The state did not take action on Ecological committee report about Alappad Asianet News - Kerala's No.1 News and Infotainment TV Channel Check out the latest news from Kerala, India and around the world. Latest news on Mollywood, Politics, Business, Cricket, Technology, Automobile, Lifestyle & Health and Travel. More on asianetnews.com Subscribe to Asianet News YouTube Channel here ► http://goo.gl/Y4yRZG Website ► http://www.asianetnews.com Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/AsianetNews Twitter ► https://twitter.com/asianetnewstv
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Sand is the new oil, it's key to the global economy and urban growth, but Mother Nature can't keep up with human consumption. The world is running out of sand and it's a big problem. Subscribe to Cheddar on YouTube: http://chdr.tv/subscribe Connect with Cheddar! On Facebook: http://chdr.tv/facebook On Twitter: http://chdr.tv/twitter On Instagram: http://chdr.tv/instagram On Cheddar.com: http://chdr.tv/cheddar
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Continuing the DOJ order to return the seized black sand stockpiles along the seashore, DPWH Region I has started the operation of hauling the 60,000 metric tons of black sand concentrates stockpile in Caparacadan, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, after finishing the first stockpile of 36,000 metric tons of processed black sand in Sitio Namnama, Sta. Catalina (San Vicente) in one month operation from August 8 to Sept. 7, 2013. The whole 1.8kilometer long and 35 hectares coastal area in Caparacadan, Caoayan was depleted with black sand in 8 months of full blast operation from Sept. 2012 to May 2013, leaving seven (7) wide sinking holes. The devastated coastal land has placed the residents in high environmental risk.
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Go to: https://www.communityrun.org/p/bunyipbird #bunyipbird Dear Director-General UNESCO Irina Bokova, Dear Executive-Director UNEP Achim Steiner, I would appreciate your consideration into the global impacts of sand mining on threatened species. Sand is not a sustainable resource and all efforts to stop global sand mining and replace sand with a sustainable material can be developed. All impacts of project proposals must be assessed in a responsible manner prior to approvals, during works in progress and after completion of all existing projects. Sand mining is impacting threatened species at an alarming rate, with a global decline in numbers. The Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus) also known in Australia as the 'Bunyip bird' is endangered. The loss of this native Australian species also involves indigenous cultural heritage. The Bunyip bird morphed from mythology and art of indigenous Australian cultures, to cross over and survive the brutal invasion of early European settlers. Today, this threatened species is facing extinction due to the global loss of wetland habitats. Native species adapted to their distinct habitat systems prior to shifts in habitats altered by humans. These changes created massive habitat disturbances and selected various species above others, creating total failures in species productivity and biodiversity. The damaging effect of sand mining is increased by a rise in sea level, and the amount of sand removed from coastal areas and stream beds impacts the overall ecology of a system. Sand mining also impacts the connecting groundwater system. The protection of species involves habitats with specific environments, to guarantee the longevity of their survival. Why is this important? To conserve the Australasian bittern a high level of protection is needed in areas where they are known to be found. This species has declined rapidly because they depend on vegetated freshwater to survive. With an estimated population in Australia of only 250 to 800 adult bittern, in March 2011 the Australasian Bittern was listed by the Australian Government as endangered. They are also listed as endangered internationally in the IUCN Red List. Will you join me in asking the United Nations to stop sand mining and save the Australasian Bittern 'Bunyip bird' listed as a threatened & endangered species, native to Australia & facing extinction? Also known to be found in a habitat that is dear to me, my home town region of Port Stephens NSW. If you agree with this campaign, please sign the petition & share it. Go to: https://www.communityrun.org/p/bunyipbird #bunyipbird
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Illegal sand mining at Krishna River Near Babu House -- Watch Sakshi News, a round-the-clock Telugu news station, bringing you the first account of all the latest news online from around the world including breaking news, exclusive interviews, live reports, sports update, weather reports, business trends, entertainment news and stock market news. For latest news & updates : Subscribe : -- Subscribe us @ : http://goo.gl/wD6jKj Visit us @ http://www.sakshi.com/ Like us on https://www.facebook.com/Sakshinews Follow us on https://twitter.com/sakshinews
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Alappad is a coastal village in the Kollam district of the Indian state Kerala. It is situated on a narrow strip of land sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the TS Canal – the village is approximately 16 km long and its narrowest point is as thin as 33 meters. Connect to the mainland is by bridge as well as by country boat ferries, operated by the Panchayat and private parties. Until recently there was only one bridge at the southern point of the land strip, but after the 2004 tsunami, two other bridges have been constructed.The Protests are taking place in the village against Unscientific sand mining by IREL And the people in this village is started a new peaceful strike getting viral through social media #savealappad . this video is taken when i went there to know the Reality
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The illegal black sand mining operation along the river delta in Puro and Tamurong, Caoayan Ilocos Sur, Philippines, started in 2008 with 5 mining vessels, intensified in May 2015 with additional 8 mining vessels, and fully blown as mineral processing plant in June 2015. The indecisive action to stop it , has allowed the expansion of the destructive operation threatening the lives of people in the area. If the operation cannot be stopped now, soon the destructive operation will be legalized. People cannot sleep for fear and threat of the lives. Video taken on August 26, 2015.
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ഖനനം ആലപ്പാടിനെ നശിപ്പിച്ചത് എങ്ങനെ? അയ്യായിരത്തോളം കുടുംബങ്ങളാണ് ഖനനം മൂലം ഭൂരഹിതരാവുകയും കുടിയൊഴിപ്പിക്കപ്പെടുകയും ചെയ്തത് ഖനനം മൂലം നിരവധി പ്രതിസന്ധികളാണ് ആലപ്പാടിലെ ജനങ്ങള് അനുഭവിച്ചു കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നത്. ജനജീവിത ദുസ്സഹമാവുകയും തൊഴില് സാധ്യതകള് മാഞ്ഞുകൊണ്ടും ഇരിക്കുകയാണ്. മത്സ്യ ബന്ധനവും അതുമായി ചേര്ന്ന് കിടക്കുന്ന മേഖലയിലും തൊഴില് ചെയ്യുന്നവര് ഒക്കെയും ഉപേക്ഷിച്ചു പോകേണ്ടി വന്നിട്ടുണ്ട്. അയ്യായിരത്തോളം കുടുംബങ്ങളാണ് ഖനനം മൂലം ഭൂ രഹിതരാവുകയും കുടിയൊഴിപ്പിക്കപ്പെടുകയും ചെയ്തത് എന്നാണു കണക്കുകള് സൂചിപ്പിക്കുന്നത്. ചാകര എന്ന പ്രതിഭാസം കൊല്ലം ആലപ്പുഴ ജില്ലകളുടെ തീരദേശത്തിനു ഇന്ന് നഷ്ടമാകുവാന് കാരണം ഈ മണല് ഖനനം തന്നെയാണ് .തീരം ചേര്ന്ന് എക്കലും ചെളിയും അടിഞ്ഞുകൂടി കുഴമ്പ് രൂപത്തില് കാണുന്നതും തീരത്തെ സംരക്ഷിക്കുന്നതും മത്സ്യ സമ്പത്തിന്റെ പ്രജനനതിനു ഗുണം ചെയ്യുന്നതുമായ പ്രതിഭാസമാണ് ചാകര. തീരം ചേര്ന്ന് തിരമാലകള് ശാനതാംയിരിക്കുന്നതിനും ഈ പ്രതിഭാട്സം അനിവാര്യമാണ് . ആലപ്പാടിന്റെ തെക്ക് ഭാഗം മുതല് വടക്ക് ഭാഗം വരെ തീരാ മേഖലയിലുണ്ടായിരുന്ന സ്വാഭാവിക കണ്ടാല് ക്കടുകളും ഖനനം മൂലം ആലപ്പാടിനു നഷ്ടമായി കണ്ടല്ക്കടിനോട് ചേര്ന്ന് ഉണ്ടായിരുന്ന മത്സ്യ സമ്പത്തും ഇതോടെ ശോഷിച്ചു . ഖനനത്തിന്റെ ഫലമായി തീരസംരക്ഷനതിനായി വച്ച് പിടിപ്പിച്ചിരുന്ന കാറ്റാടി മരങ്ങളും നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടു . തീര ശോഷണത്തിനും നാശത്തിനും വേഗത കൂടിയത് ഇങ്ങനെയാണ് .ജലസ്രോതസ്സിനുണ്ടായ നാശം ആണ് തീരാ ദേശവാസികള് അനുഭവിച്ച മറ്റൊരു ദുരന്തം ഖനന് പ്രദേശത്ത് ശുദ്ധ ജലം ലഭ്യമായിരുന്ന തണ്ണീര് തടങ്ങളും കിണറുകളും മറ്റു ഉറവകളും ഖനന ഫലമായി വറ്റി വരണ്ടു നശിച്ചു പോയി . ശുദ്ധജല ഉപയോഗത്തില് സ്വയം പര്യാപ്തത കൈവരിച്ച ഈ പഞ്ചായത്ത് ഇന്ന് ശുദ്ധ ജലത്തിനായി സമരം ചെയ്യുകയാണ് . ഇതിലൊക്കെ ഉപരി അല്പാദ് ജനങ്ങള് ഏറ്റവും നാശ നഷ്ടങ്ങള് അഭിമുഖീകരിച്ചത് സുനാമിയിലൂടെ ആയിരുന്നു ലക്ഷദ്വീപ് കടല് മേഖലയില് സുനാമി തിരമാലകള് മൂലം കന്യാകുമാരി കഴിഞ്ഞാല് കേരളത്തില് ഏറ്റവും കൂടുതല് ജീവനും സ്വത്തിനും നാശനഷ്ടമുണ്ടായത് ആലപ്പാട് പന്ച്ഛയതിലാണ് . പഞ്ചായതിലുണ്ടായിരുന്ന പ്രകൃതി ദത്തമായ മണല് കൂനകള് ഖനനം മൂലം ഇല്ലാതാവുകയും തല്ഫലമായി കടലാക്രമണ പ്രതിരോധ ശേഷി നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടതിന്റെയും ഫലമായിരുന്നു ആലപ്പാട് അഭിമുഖീകരിച്ചു ദുരന്തം . ആലപ്പടിനും റ്റി എസ് കനാളിനും ഇടയില് മൂന്നര കിലോമീറ്റര് വീതി ഉണ്ടായിരുന്ന നിലവിലെ ഖനന മേഖലയില് കായലും കടലും ഒന്നായി തീര്ന്നത് സമീപകാല ദുരന്തമാണ് Subscribe to News60 :https://goo.gl/VnRyuF Read: http://www.news60.in/ https://www.facebook.com/news60malayalam/ #savealappad #stopmining
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ആലപ്പാട് ഖനനവുമായി സർക്കാർ മുന്നോട്ട് | Mineral sand | Anti mining campaign | Alappad | News Theatre | 11-01-2019 MediaOne, on its mission of exploring the unexplored and representing the unrepresented , has already made strong in roads into the mainstream Malayalam society at home and abroad, in the shortest span of time. With variety content and production centres around the globe, the channel is poised to take on the visual media market beyond the beaten tracks, promoting a media culture preserving human values and social harmony. MediaOne truly inherits the 25 years of legacy of Madhyamam, the trend setter in Malayalam news print, in its essence and spirit. Prime shows from the channel include Special Edition, Deep Focus, Zero Hour, M80 Moosa, Kunnamkulathangadi, View Point, Kerala Summit, Beyond the Headlines and many more. more news: http://www.mediaonetv.in Subscribe Us ► https://goo.gl/Q7GhmF Follow us on Social Media Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/MediaOneTV Twitter ► https://twitter.com/MediaOneTVLive
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Janam Multimedia Ltd. (Janam) is a company incorporated under the Indian Companies Act1956 with its Registered Office at G-1Ruby Enclave, Pottayil Lane, P.O.Poothole 680004,MG Road Thrissur, Kerala. The Company's own Television Channel is meant to fill the vacuum between the reality and the common man. It will play an active role in protecting the nation’s interest by impartial reporting and investigative journalism. Further, the channel will play an important role to educate the public of the need of rational and patriotic thinking; and inspire the society to react to bring in positive changes in the nation and transform the country as a world leader.
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See Aboriginal elders practice ancient rituals and protest government collusion with mining companies that is destroying a sacred river in Australia's Northern Territory. This scene comes from the Islands of Sanctuary episode of the four-part series, Standing on Sacred Ground. The episode also shows Native Hawaiians using indigenous ecological and spiritual practices to restore the sacred island of Kaho`olawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range. Standing on Sacred Ground chronicles indigenous people in eight communities around the world standing up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment. Watch them stand against industrial mega-projects, consumer culture, resource extraction, competing religions, tourists and climate change. Standing on Sacred Ground was produced by the Sacred Land Film Project, http://sacredland.org, a project of Earth Island Institute. To deepen public understanding of sacred places, indigenous cultures and environmental justice, the Film Project produces a variety of media and educational materials—films, videos, DVDs, articles, photographs, school curricula and other materials. The Sacred Land Film Project uses journalism, organizing and activism to rekindle reverence for land, increase respect for cultural diversity, stimulate dialogue about connections between nature and culture, and protect sacred lands and diverse spiritual practices. If you enjoyed this clip, please consider supporting our ongoing work by visiting http://standingonsacredground.org/ and clicking Donate.
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2008 Excellence in Surface Mining Awards (Active Mining) - Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 2008 - Publication VID-008 - Editor's note: Mines are located in IL, IN, TX, WV, and WY (Las Vegas, NV) Eight coal mine operations in five states gained top honors in the annual competition overseen by the US Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM). The coal mining companies and their employees were recognized at an awards luncheon hosted by the National Mining Association. "These awards recognize the highest achievements in innovative techniques, reforestation, preparing mined land for long term agricultural use and building enduring community infrastructure" OSM Director Brent Wahlquist said. "All of the entries demonstrated a commitment to the environment and the coal field community," he continued "which is especially important as nearly half of our electricity comes from coal.
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In partnership with the Centre for Global Studies and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, UVic Law presents this two-hour panel discussion and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course on this case of national significance. Panelists include: Jay Nelson (General Counsel to the Tsilhqot'in Nation, Associate Counsel at Woodward & Company), Krista Robertson (Lawyer at JFK Law Corporation with expertise in Aboriginal Rights Law) and Dr. John Borrows (Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria).
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030 - Water Pollution In this video Paul Andersen explains how water quality can be degraded by pollutants. Wastewater is the main source of water pollution and can be measure using the BOD (biochemical oxygen demand). Dead zones, cultural eutrophication, disease, and other pollutants are included. A basic description of sewage treatment, septic systems, and water purification is also included. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: Agency, U. E. P. (1990). English: Illustration (cutaway view) of rapid sand filter for water purification. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rapid_sand_filter_EPA.jpg Allen, R. S. & J. (2010). English: Red circles on this map show the location and size of many of our planet’s dead zones. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aquatic_Dead_Zones.jpg Annabel. (2009). English: Overview of the Aquafin waste water treatment plant of Antwerpen-Zuid,. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WWTP_Antwerpen-Zuid.jpg Betts, L. (1999). English: View of runoff. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Runoff_of_soil_%26_fertilizer.jpg C, T. E. , Ulrich, L. , Lüthi, C. , Reymond, Ph , Zurbrügg. (2014). English: Schematic of a septic tank. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schematic_of_a_septic_tank_2.png Cuyahoga River on Fire. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.clf.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Cuyahoga-Fire1.jpg Jordan, C. (2009). Deutsch: Die unveränderten Mageninhalte eines toten Albatross-Jungen, aufgenommen im September 2009 im Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge im Pazifik mit Plastik-Treibgut, das dem Jungtier von seinen Eltern gefüttert wurde. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Albatross_at_Midway_Atoll_Refuge_(8080507529).jpg Knobil, M. (2005). English: Cholera hospital with several empty beds. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cholera_hospital_in_Dhaka.jpg Madprime. (2007). English: K12 E Coli colonies on a plate. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ecoli_colonies.png Matthewjparker. (2013). English: An image of Cyanobacteria, Tolypothrix. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tolypothrix_(Cyanobacteria).JPG Mayuno. (2007). kanamachi water purification plant. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kanamachi-water_purification_plant.JPG NASA, C. S. (2002). English: Acid mine drainage. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rio_tinto_river_CarolStoker_NASA_Ames_Research_Center.jpg NIH, C. R. M. L. NIAID. (Unknown date). Čeština: Escherichia coli v elektronovém mikroskopu. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EscherichiaColi_NIAID.jpg NOAA, N. (2010). English: Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dead_Zone_NASA_NOAA.jpg Photobank, M. (2007). Oiled Bird - Black Sea Oil Spill. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oiled_Bird_-_Black_Sea_Oil_Spill_111207.jpg Point-source water pollution, Unknown location - Indiana Dunes - epa.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2015, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/thoth-god/4078908973/ Prevention, C. for D. C. and. (1992). (From source) This cholera patient is drinking oral rehydration solution. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cholera_rehydration_nurses.jpg Redstarpublications. (2013). English: Photograph of a septic system drainfield. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Septic-system.jpg Ryan. (2000). Pollution at Varanasi ghats. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Varanasi_ghats.jpg Secretariat, S. (2009a). English: Here the wastewater is only light grey. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Influent_raw_wastewater_(note_grey_colour_in_glass_jar)_(3232393634).jpg Secretariat, S. (2009b). English: Photo by Kennedy Mayumbelo in 2006. Retrieved from
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As you can see, about a metre under the black cotton soil, is a hard-packed gravel mixture with stones. Great base for under the pool, but very hard to dig. A couple workers are splitting a big rock, which takes about 4 hours with very strong steel chisels (from old truck axles) and big sledgehammers. Check out the guy holding the chisel for the guy hitting it with the sledge. A fair bit of trust there don't you think?
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Survivors in the Sand tracks international scientists trying to unlock the secrets of the world's deserts. This hour-long documentary, developed for prime-time national television, also looks at those who choose to live in the desert, these resilient people struggle to earn a living and sustain the fragile, arid land they call home. Purchase DVD copies of this series at: http://mediaproductions.nmsu.edu/videos.html#anchor_37814 © 2005 Copyright NMSU Board of Regents. All rights reserved. Produced by NMSU Media Productions
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So this video is a Before the Southern Western Australian Great Flood of February 2017 and after the Flood video... the original video is here: How Australian Farmers Try and Fight with Mother Nature - River & Creek Diversion - Salinity Ditches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yky-F_nsE8 ... I returned around 7 days later and the farmers entire work was basically destroyed, washed away and the flood waters washed away thousands of tonnes of topsoil due to the man made salinity / flood diversion ditch he made... this happens all the time when farmers mess with Mother Nature. All my videos on Salinity and Soil Erosion due to the commencement of Farm Land Clearing in the late 19th Century all the way till now https://www.youtube.com/user/LostTreasureComAU/search?query=salinity Imagine what the Sand Mining of Meteorite Island will do to Dumbleyung's extremely fragile ecosystem... Meteorite Island - The Ancient Sacred Aboriginal Site Being Destroyed & Mined in the Shire of Dumbleyung - The Great Southern - Western Australia https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyT97-KaZ_0hXKerqKmZ81xehfctblst A Landscape of Death & Destruction - Salinity & Soil Erosion in South East Western Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Cxs4bTAWM An Extreme Case of Soil Erosion and Salinity - The Silent Killer of the Lower part Southern Australia - Salinity and Soil Erosion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s23naZN85ok Soil Erosion, Salinity and the Devastating Environmental Effects of Illegal Land Clearing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyT97-KaZ_3BF290U0ZG8wqcgSym3zsf Seeing My Country Die Before My Eyes - Asbestos, Farm Pesticides & Chemicals, Toxins, Illegal Dumping , Ground Water Contamination etc https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyT97-KaZ_2I-4u8Ayb_tyi29eN3ns4- See these Good Documentarys ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nqiOpz1Xc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYDme3KgO6g See here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-01-28/the-silent-killer-making-inroads-into-farmland/1921554
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Dr. Richard Clapp discusses the limited radiation epidemiological studies that have been done and the politics of creating a Cancer Registry. He also indicates that Uranium mining and milling pose the greatest radiation exposure to humans in non-accident conditions. Dr. Clapp references the increases in leukemia and thyroid cancers that were seen in 1975 surrounding the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant and significant thyroid cancers in children surrounding Chernobyl. He references an article on radiation in the June issue of the New England Journal of Medicine
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Hello! I just got back to Manila from visiting Dizon Mines in Zambales. In the video, you will see an open pit with highly acidic water. The water in the pit is a combination of run off surface water and ground water - the acidity is due to the reaction of sulfide rocks and water combined. The acidity level of the water in the pit is currently 2 - the neutral level is 7. The level of acidity now can actually melt a boat propeller. This makes me soooooo sad. Video Credit: Gina Lopez https://www.facebook.com/GinaLopezPH/
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On Tuesday 3rd February, in the highlands of Cajamarca, personnel from Minera Yanacocha S.R.L. along with the private security service of the mining company and 200 National Police of Peru invaded the property of Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and destroyed her house that was in construction. Maxima and her family recently won their court case brought against them by Yanacocha which accused them of usurpation – claiming that the land the family have been living on since 1994 and for which they have proof of possession, was instead the property of Yanacocha. This land is of strategic importance to the mining company, the world’s second largest gold producer, as it resides in the heart of their planned mega-mining project – Minas Conga. However after four years, two court cases and two High Court appeals, the family was finally vindicated. Yanacocha, composed of US-based Newmont (51%), Peruvian Buenaventura (44%) and the IFC of the World Bank (5%), owns and operates the largest gold mine in Latin-America in the province of Cajamarca and their next project would be Minas Conga, three times the size of existing operations. Máxima, her husband Jaime, and two youths who were helping build the house, an improvement to their small earthen home so as to protect them from the intense cold, were met by this heavy contingent of police, mining personnel and SECURITAS personnel, the Swedish security multinational contracted by Yanacocha, who proceeded to destroy their new house. The invasion was not justified by any judicial order or police warrant nor was a public prosecutor present. Yanacocha, in their defence, claimed that the house was being built outside the limits of the Chaupe family’s land. However, in the same press release they acknowledge that the land is within “Tragadero Grande”, the area of land identified in the court case and recognized as the family’s property. The family’s lawyer, Dr. Mirtha Vásquez, belied the company’s assertion that they were protecting the property in a pacific manner. Primarily because the entry of 200 heavily armed police and security personnel without authorization is a clear act of aggression. Secondly, the defendant cannot defend territory that does not belong to them. This was proven on Thursday, 5th February when the company returned once again with a heavy contingent of police, mining engineers and security personnel with the purpose of demarcation of the limits of the mining company’s property. Sergio Sánchez, Manager of the Regional Government’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, also present, testified that the result of this demarcation only demonstrated that the house in construction was in fact within the limits of the family’s terrain. Throughout the four years of the family’s ordeal, they have been converted into a symbol of the resistance for all those fighting the mining company. This further harassment of the family despite their court victory has caused great indignation amongst the local population and indeed amongst national and international solidarity networks. Local organizations such as the Plataforma Interinstitucional Celendina (PIC) and the NGO GRUFIDES are appealing for support in the form of actions of solidarity, accompaniment, or donations. The family remains vulnerable and isolated and fears further attacks. Thursday 12th February will be World Solidarity Day with Máxima. Each organization, group or individual can elect their own form of showing their solidarity such as organising a demonstration or march, sending a video, photo, letter etc., or hold an awareness-raising or fundraising event. Please send information on actions of solidarity to [email protected] Amnesty International has released an urgent action directed to Interior Minister Daniel Urresti: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR46/002/2015/en/aa39845d-57a9-4bd4-a347-887da3990ff3/amr460022015en.pdf Front Line Defenders have also released a letter that can be signed and sent to President Ollanta Humala: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/28032/action For more information and donations: email [email protected] or phone 0051 996179135
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