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Marinduque
The Tapian Pit, Marcopper mine on Marinduque Island              in the Philippines in 1989           Photograph by Cather...
Pipes from the Marcopper mine pumping mine waste tailings          into Calancan Bay at surface level in 1989             ...
Fishermen pass the    seven kilometre   long causeway of     mine tailings     dumped from    Marcopper mine  into Calanca...
Joel (8) and Edilon (6)       Frondoza at   Botilao, Calancan   Bay, where locals    fear that the fish        they eat is...
Students at Botilao School, Calancan Bay, where lead levels      in the air were found to be double the Philippines       ...
Eleven year old  Michael Permjo with his playmate, Jay Villaruel, bothfrom Calancan Bay.    The sores on Michael’s legs ar...
Seven year old Jason    Peregrn with his  mother Rosalina at  the health centre at     Calancan Bay   Photograph by David ...
Wilson Manuba, with     his family. This      Calancan Bay   fisherman had his  leg amputated due        to arsenic       ...
Illness spans generations: Wilson Manuba and his father   Pedro – both Calancan Bay fishermen are suffering from          ...
Sonny Boy Mataya      from Bocboc,  Mogpog stands in  front of millions of     tonnes of mine waste that sit above   the M...
Two of Marites Tagle’s     daughters were     killed when the  Maguila-Guila dam  collapsed, sending   tonnes of toxic sil...
A local man living downstream on the    Mogpog River    points to mine  tailings that have  covered his fields since the M...
The Mogpog River, Marinduque Island. The red/orange colour  and Oxfam’s scientific studies indicate acid mine drainage    ...
“They don’t hurt as much now, but still there is pain.” Tomas Gutierrez (82) displays his scarred legs from his bed at hom...
This woman crosses the Mogpog River every day. She  says that her rash is caused by pollution in the river               P...
Bags of mine waste tailings decomposing in the bright          green/blue Boac River in March 2004              Photograph...
Animals drink water from the Boac River  – local people say      the river is  contaminated with   toxic mine waste Photog...
Bags full of contaminated tailings waste away on the banks of          the Boac River – home to hundreds of people        ...
Eliza Hernandez   washes clothes at        Barangay    Balingbing, in the       Boac RiverShe blames the rashes    and sor...
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  1. 1. Marinduque
  2. 2. The Tapian Pit, Marcopper mine on Marinduque Island in the Philippines in 1989 Photograph by Catherine Coumans/MiningWatch Canada Slide 1
  3. 3. Pipes from the Marcopper mine pumping mine waste tailings into Calancan Bay at surface level in 1989 Photograph by Catherine Coumans/MiningWatch Canada Slide 2
  4. 4. Fishermen pass the seven kilometre long causeway of mine tailings dumped from Marcopper mine into Calancan Bay Photograph by David Slide 3 Sproule/Oxfam Australia
  5. 5. Joel (8) and Edilon (6) Frondoza at Botilao, Calancan Bay, where locals fear that the fish they eat is contaminated with heavy metals from mine waste dumped into the bay Slide 4
  6. 6. Students at Botilao School, Calancan Bay, where lead levels in the air were found to be double the Philippines Environmental Protection Agency’s standard Photograph by David Sproule/Oxfam Australia Slide 5
  7. 7. Eleven year old Michael Permjo with his playmate, Jay Villaruel, bothfrom Calancan Bay. The sores on Michael’s legs are commonplace – local people attribute them to heavy metal poisoning Slide 6
  8. 8. Seven year old Jason Peregrn with his mother Rosalina at the health centre at Calancan Bay Photograph by David Sproule/ Oxfam Australia Slide 7
  9. 9. Wilson Manuba, with his family. This Calancan Bay fisherman had his leg amputated due to arsenic poisoningPhotograph by David Sproule/Oxfam Slide 8 Australia
  10. 10. Illness spans generations: Wilson Manuba and his father Pedro – both Calancan Bay fishermen are suffering from severe arsenic poisoning Photograph by Ingrid Macdonald/Oxfam Australia Slide 9
  11. 11. Sonny Boy Mataya from Bocboc, Mogpog stands in front of millions of tonnes of mine waste that sit above the Maguila-Guila dam on the Mogpog River. The dam has been poorly maintained and locals live in fear of a repeat disasterPhotograph by Ingrid Macdonald/ Slide 10
  12. 12. Two of Marites Tagle’s daughters were killed when the Maguila-Guila dam collapsed, sending tonnes of toxic silt down the Mogpog River Photograph by Ingrid Macdonald/ Slide 11 Oxfam Australia
  13. 13. A local man living downstream on the Mogpog River points to mine tailings that have covered his fields since the Maguila- Guila dam collapse in 1993Photograph by Ingrid Macdonald/ Slide 12
  14. 14. The Mogpog River, Marinduque Island. The red/orange colour and Oxfam’s scientific studies indicate acid mine drainage and contamination by heavy metals Photograph by David Sproule/Oxfam Australia Slide 13
  15. 15. “They don’t hurt as much now, but still there is pain.” Tomas Gutierrez (82) displays his scarred legs from his bed at home in Malusak, Mogpog. He blames his continualskin diseases and health problems on pollution from the 1993 Mogpog River dam collapse Photograph by David Sproule/Oxfam Australia Slide 14
  16. 16. This woman crosses the Mogpog River every day. She says that her rash is caused by pollution in the river Photograph by David Sproule/Oxfam Australia Slide 15
  17. 17. Bags of mine waste tailings decomposing in the bright green/blue Boac River in March 2004 Photograph by Ingrid Macdonald/Oxfam Australia Slide 16
  18. 18. Animals drink water from the Boac River – local people say the river is contaminated with toxic mine waste Photograph by Ingrid Macdonald/ Slide 17
  19. 19. Bags full of contaminated tailings waste away on the banks of the Boac River – home to hundreds of people Photograph by David Sproule/Oxfam Australia Slide 18
  20. 20. Eliza Hernandez washes clothes at Barangay Balingbing, in the Boac RiverShe blames the rashes and sores on her body on contamination from the Boac disaster Slide 19 Photograph by David Sproule/Oxfam
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