||China is laying waste to Tibet as mining interests pollute streams and leave toxic wastelands behind.
6000 DERELICT MINES CONTAMINATE SOUTH AFRICA
Millions of South Africans live around abandoned mining waste from thousands of abandonded facilities. The air and water borne contaminates cause respiratory, skin and other health problems.
|Dec 2015: Silverton, CO's abandoned silver mines leak so many heavy-metal poisons into the Upper Animas River that three out of four trout species have been wiped out. The citizens in the area resisted a federal cleanup because of bad publicity. They would rather die of cancer than hurt tourism. READ THE STORY