PBS NewsHour

In Peru, Gold Rush Leads to Mercury Contamination Concerns

Clip: 12/27/2011 | 8m 10s

In remote regions of the Peruvian Amazon, extensive gold-mining operations have stirred major environmental concerns over mercury contamination in fish, fish-eating wildlife and humans. In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports.

Aired: 12/27/11

Rating: NR

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