The Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts

The Doe Run Peru smelter is located right next to the Mantaro River, a water source not only for city residents but also for irrigating crops in the surrounding areas. For more than a decade, citizens of La Oroya have been calling on Doe Run Peru Corporation (part of the American-owned Renco Group) to clean up operations at its lead smelting factory in the center of their city. (Photo: Percy Ramírez / Oxfam) Featured

Mining’s permanent pollution

The environmental damage caused by mining often can't be undone. And companies are trying hard to convince us otherwise.

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