Bauxite Mining Boom in Guinea Threatens Locals - HRW

A spring that once supplied fresh water to Mabinty's village has been filled with thick mud. Nearby streams have dried up. The landscape, once green and brown, is now mostly rust-colored.

These are the effects of bauxite mining.

 

The bauxite business is booming. But the government, eager to grab a share of the global market, has done little to protect villagers and wildlife, says Human Rights Watch.

Photo: HRW

Guinea’s fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Guineans.

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