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Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Uploaded 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2006 Author: Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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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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