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cyanide: a poisonous chemical that can be used to extract silver and gold from ore
eminent domain: the right of the government to take private property for public use
environmental issues: concerns about the impact of industry, technology and other human activity on the natural world
multinational companies: corporations that have divisions in more than one country
plunder: to loot or steal
private property: things that individuals or firms own and have the exclusive legal rights to use or transfer
quality of life: general well-being and perceived sense of healthiness
Books and Articles
Neal, Larry. The Economics of Europe and the European Union. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Perlez, Jane and Kirk Johnson. Behind Gold’s Glitter: Torn Lands and Pointed Questions. New York Times, October 24, 2005.
Rosenthal, Elisabeth. Town in Romania Debates Mine Proposal. International Herald Tribune, December 27, 2006.
Smith, Craig S. Fighting Over Gold in the Land of Dracula. New York Times, January 3, 2007.