“It’s a cold, mountain town, where mining has been operating for over 400 years”
In Cerro de Pasco, a mining town in Peru, perched at 4,330m above sea level, the pollution of soil, water and air from mining activity is alarming.
In this city which moves as the mine hole expands, the contamination of inhabitants, livestock and agricultural soils with heavy metals, including lead, is one of the consequences of gigantic mining projects. , supported by the Peruvian state. Discover the testimony of civil society and activists on this situation in this video.
Testimonies collected thanks to the support of our partners Grufides, SER, Red-Muqui, Coperacción, Fedepaz during our visit to Peru in 2023.