Mines d’or: la face sombre du trésor

Malgré les progrès techniques, l’extraction de ce minerai convoité laisse toujours une lourde facture écologique.

Antoine Vermeersch (St.)
An aerial view over a chemically deforested area of the Amazon jungle caused by illegal mining activities in the river basin of the Madre de Dios region in southeast Peru, on May 17, 2019, during the 'Mercury' joint operation by Peruvian military and police ongoing since February 2019. - Illegal mining activities for gold have caused irreversible ecological damage to more than 11,000 hectares of Amazonian forest and river basins, generating illicit activities in parallel such as human trafficking, mercury trafficking, hired killers and prostitution. (Photo by Cris BOURONCLE / AFP)
An aerial view over a chemically deforested area of the Amazon jungle caused by illegal mining activities in the river basin of the Madre de Dios region in southeast Peru, on May 17, 2019, during the 'Mercury' joint operation by Peruvian military and police ongoing since February 2019. - Illegal mining activities for gold have caused irreversible ecological damage to more than 11,000 hectares of Amazonian forest and river basins, generating illicit activities in parallel such as human trafficking, mercury trafficking, hired killers and prostitution. (Photo by Cris BOURONCLE / AFP) ©AFP
Malgré les progrès techniques, l’extraction de ce minerai convoité laisse toujours une lourde facture écologique. Enquête.

L’or a toujours la cote. Ces dernières semaines, le cours de cette valeur dite refuge s’est envolé. Cet engouement pour le métal jaune ne fait cependant

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