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Marlin Mine 2

August 16, 2007

Marlin Mine 2

Marlin Mine 2

Besides the mentioned environmental and health problems, the current year has also witnessed a dangerous escalation of social tensions due to other side-effects. The explosions carried out to destroy entire hillsides in the Marlin Project have caused significant crevices and fissures in over 59 homes, particularly in the villages of Ajel and San José Nueva Esperanza, which are only a few metres away from the mine.

Crisanta Emitaria Hernández Pérez, resident of Ajel, states: “The cracks began when the company placed bombs, or explosives. We felt the earth shake and little by little the fissures have turned into large crevices.”

by James Rodriguez/www.mimundo.org

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