Community slams company for the poisoning of their river multiple times: ‘Spilled toxic chemicals into the water’

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By Rick Kazmer, Yahoo News

A gold mining company from Canada is facing an alliance of watchdogs presenting a slew of claims from countries around the world. Residents are calling out the precious-metal giant for inflicting harm on communities and on our planet.

The company, Barrick, has promised “zero harm” and to “build a sustainable legacy,” but folks living near some of the mines report a different story.

“Barrick has spilled toxic chemicals into the water of the Jáchal River multiple times. … They have not been transparent about their impacts,” Domingo Jofré, from Argentina, said in a report posted by MiningWatch Canada.


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