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Illegal mining leaves toxic wastelands in Indonesia

Artisanal miners backed by police, military and other vested interests are laying waste to the island of Buru in search of fabled gold

Jakarta, October 13, 2018 12:44 PM (UTC+8)
Artisanal miners prospecting for gold at a small-scale mining site in Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
Artisanal miners prospecting for gold at a small-scale mining site in Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
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