Zambia gets US$50 million to clean up mining pollutionPublished by MAC on 2007-05-11
Zambia gets US$50 million to clean up mining pollution
11th May 2007
The World Bank has granted US$40 million to "clean up" hazardous mine wastes from the Zambian copper belt. Cited as harbouring one of the "world worst" polluted places by the Blacksmith Institute last year, the region is still subject to heavy mining and continuing pollution - notably by the operations of Vedanta's KCM. It's also highly doubtful that the sum (complemented by ten million dollars from Scandinavia) will do more than "scratch the surface of problems which profoundly affect 250 thousand people.