Home >> Environment and Poverty Times #3: Disaster issue >> Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo
File type Download Size Language
.jpg .jpg Download 10 kb -
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal

Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Year: 2006 Author: Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
In the DCR, thousands people earn their living from digging with bare hands and simple shovels to extract ore. They live with the constant risk of exposure to toxic and radioactive substances. Moreover they run a high risk of being buried by a collapsing tunnel, security measures being almost non-existent.
Views: 666     Downloads: 267     Rating: 4
Early warning systems
Fish catch and production
Global costs of extreme weather events
Industrial hot spots Tisza river basin
Natural and industrial disasters
No shelter - refugees, sanitation and slums
Threat of bad bugs
Trends in natural disasters