In this photo taken March 20, 2012, a power shovel uploads soil into a truck at Pueblo Viejo mine in the Sanchez Ramirez province, about 60 miles (100 kms) northwest of Santo Domingo, Dominican ... more 
In this photo taken March 20, 2012, a power shovel uploads soil into a truck at Pueblo Viejo mine in the Sanchez Ramirez province, about 60 miles (100 kms) northwest of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. One of the world’s largest gold mining operations, run by a joint venture of Canadian companies Barrick Gold and Goldcorp, is about to open in the Dominican Republic, where the industry has a toxic legacy of pollution that stained rivers a searing red and failed to lift the fortunes of this largely poor country. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OUT - NO USAS EN REPUBLICA DOMINICANA less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Manuel Diaz
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 3:56 PM EDT