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September 4, 2012
La Republica Newspaper photo

FILE - In this July 31, 2012 file photo, workers from the Antamina copper mine, wearing white uniforms, clean the river in Cajacay, Peru. A pipeline carrying copper concentrate laced with volatile compounds burst open on July 25. More than a month after toxic slurry from a major copper mine sickened scores of people in one of Peru’s highland communities, villagers complain that the government and company have done little to help and have even failed to tell some parents that tests showed their children had been poisoned.