A really tragic situation prevails in the Peruvian city of La Oroya. In 1922, Doe Run Corporation from the United States opened the Great Ironworks, which destroyed the flora and fauna of the region in less than one hundred years and brought thousands of people into danger of death. La Oroya is one of the few places in the world where the acid energies have been active for several years.
The sour rains are the main reason of the full lack of vegetation. Today the townspeople have to pay the degrading relationship to the environment with their health. Almost all locals suffer from severe respiratory system diseases. At present, about 35 thousand people live in the city, only 5% of whom have no serious health problems.
Daily emissions of lead, zinc, copper, and sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere are accumulated in the organisms of the city dwellers, leading to slow and terrible mutation. No trace of the vegetation makes the atmosphere in the city even more frightening. The locals understand the depth of the tragedy very well and therefore try to fight their rights in all sorts of ways. The inactivity of local authorities was declared a crime against humanity. The numerous trials are, however, fruitless. To the beginning - Ahvaz
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