peru: more than 100 sickened by toxic spill at mine - super absorbent fabric
By the relevant Prescott.
Month 2012 more than 1 million Peru who have been sick of leakage toxic of Dexing Copper production of Andean countries maximum of coal mine authorities said Friday.
The Ancash regional health office said 140 people were treated for "irritating symptoms caused by inhalation of toxins" because in their community, a pipeline for delivering concentrates under high pressure
Most of the people affected were involved in efforts to prevent liquid copper mud from reaching nearby rivers, and last week, the pipeline connecting the Antamina copper mine and the Coast broke down, in Santa Rosa de Caja, community president Hilario moran said.
Antonio Mendoza, director of the mine's environment, said these people used the absorbent fabric provided by the mine but did not get gloves or protective masks.
Soon after, people got sick.
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