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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.
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