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Mendoza province up in arms to defend its water resources from the mining industry

Saturday, December 28th 2019 - 09:40 UTC
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The government of the wine-producing province of Mendoza, suspended the rule of the mining law 7.722 that had given the green light for chemicals such as cyanide and sulfuric acid to be used by the industry, but which threaten the water resources of that territory. Read full article

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  • Enrique Massot

    Good for the Mendocinos.

    Large-scale mining may seem like a good way of getting fast currency, however it's an unsustainable activity that often leaves devastated, polluted and poisoned land on its wake.

    Mendoza should keep its bets on its local wine production, tourism and other sustainable activities, and the recent mobilization shows the population's strong support for the ecological integrity of the province.

    Dec 30th, 2019 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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