September 5, 2012 - Huaraucaca, Peru - Amazon Express expedition leader WEST HANSEN paddles in the Rio San Juan past the Tajo Alberto mine. Mines along the Rio San Juan and Rio Mantaro extract copper,... more 
September 5, 2012 - Huaraucaca, Peru - Amazon Express expedition leader WEST HANSEN paddles in the Rio San Juan past the Tajo Alberto mine. Mines along the Rio San Juan and Rio Mantaro extract copper, lead, and zinc. Mine waste has been a large contributor to contamination in the rivers. (Credit Image: © Erich Schlegel/ZUMAPRESS.com)(Credit Image: © Erich Schlegel/zReportage via ZUMA) less 
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