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Marlin Mine 8

August 16, 2007

Marlin Mine 8

Marlin Mine 8

The competition for water between the mining project and local communities is another issue which has heated tensions in the region. The Marlin Project uses 250,000 litres of water per hour, while a typical family in San Marcos uses 30 litres per day. This means the gold mine uses in one hour the same amount of water a typical family uses in over 22 years.

Crisanta Hernández Pérez states: “Our wells have dried up. Before, up to 40 people could bring water from that well, but now it is dry. It has been a year since it dried. We have six wells which have gone dry.”

by James Rodriguez/www.mimundo.org

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