copper mining and stuff – Ilo Copper Smelter, Peru

‘the copper smelter near Ilo (southern Peru) produced poisonous airborne plumes that affected vegetation and lungs for miles around…The Ilo smelter opened in 1960, and within four years farmers up to 200 kilometers away had organized a lawsuit seeking compensation for crop damage’

John McNeill, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the twentieth Century

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