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Water security discussion during the Global Earth Summit IV in Kolkata, India

15 April 2015

Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ Water security is an essential element of human and environmental security and extractive industries that continue to contaminate water, land, and air threaten the public health, especially that of local communities and the environment. In a presentation on extractive industries and water conflict at the Saint Xavier’s Global Earth Summit IV-International...
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Science, advocacy, and policy change: The case of La Oroya, Peru

15 October 2012

Fernando Serrano, PhD In 2004, I received an urgent request from a community organization to conduct a study to measure toxic metals in the residents of La Oroya, Peru, a city affected by environmental contamination produced by the La Oroya smelting complex. The La Oroya smelting complex was built in 1922 by the US...
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