Resource extraction in TRFs

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Mining in Brazil:

 A variety of minerals are extracted from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.


  • The Carajas iron ore iming project uses wood from the forest to powers its pig iron plants, resulting in annual deforestion of 6100 km2
  • Mercury is used in gold mining, is very toxic and is founnd in high concentration in fish. 90% of all fish caught in the gold mining region surrounding the River Tapajos are contaminated with Mercury- dangeorus if…


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