Peru: More Than 100 Sickened by Toxic Spill at Mine

Associated Press: More than 100 rural Peruvians have been sickened by the spill of a toxic copper concentrate produced at one of the Andean country’s biggest mines, the authorities said Friday. The Ancash State regional health office said 140 people were treated for “irritative symptoms caused by the inhalation of toxins” after a pipeline carrying the concentrate under high pressure burst open in their community. Most of those affected had joined in efforts to prevent liquid copper slurry from reaching a nearby river......

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