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Montevideo, June 21st 2021 - 20:41 UTC
The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold, on December 6 and 7 in Lima, Peru, the Meeting of Government Experts on the Management of Socio-Environmental Conflict for the countries of Central America and the Andean Region. Read full article
Stop siphoning off the money, that would be a good start.
I remember being a part of the campaign in the UK to get lead removed from petrol. Ralph Nader's era.
It's not so much that people 'eat' the contaminated soil, they eat veg. that has been grown in it.
Chelating agents such as EDTA are good - they 'grab' the heavy metals in the gut;
I remember when I was young, we used Kaolin & Morphine for stomach ailments - the kaolin (clay) additionally bound the heavy metals which then passed through the body rather than becoming retained as poisons within. The morphine is now a Banned Substance for over-the-counter sales.
The mapping of contaminated land is one thing; the removal of human activity from such land is altogether another thing!
Decontamination is horrendously expensive.
Slums/favelas develop unchecked on contaminated land unless there is profoundly good local, regional and national governance.
This cries out for joined-up-government-thinking.
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