Guatemala The Mine

Guatemala The Mine

In this photo taken on Wednesday Oct. 19, 2011, a youth who goes by the name "Paleta" searches for metal in contaminated water by a tunnel where the water from sewage converges with storm water runoff at the bottom of one of the biggest trash dumps in the city, known as "The Mine," in Guatemala City. Hundreds of informal workers descend daily into the mounds of the landfill and the rushing waters that come from a storm tunnel and a sewer at the bottom of a gorge to search for scrap metal to sell. This activity known locally as "mining" is extremely dangerous due to mud slides and collapses, but earns many of them about 150 quetzals ($20 dollars) a day, nearly twice the minimum daily wage. AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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October 30, 2011 08:56:16 PM
November 04, 2011 04:23:20 PM
Rodrigo Abd
AP
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PHOTO TAKEN ON WEDNESDAY OCT. 19, 2011
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Metal mining, Water pollution, Water quality, Mining, Metals and minerals, Materials, Industries, Business, Water environment, Environment, Environment and nature, Water pollution, Pollution, Environmental concerns
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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