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El Salvador just became the first country to ban metal mining

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 29, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Kristine Lofgren) last modified Apr 28, 2017

El Salvador just became the first country ever to ban metal mining. In a historic move, the country will no longer allow "prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals." While the US seems to be moving backwards when it comes to environmental protection, El Salvador has made a landmark step towards protecting its environment from the ravages of metal mining.





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