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Enriched or Impoverished?

How does a gold mine in the Philippines affect the state of a nearby river? Who benefits from Indonesia’s coal mines? How do the villagers in Malawi react to the proposed uranium mine? Where was the cobalt of your mobile phone quarried? Who bears the responsibility for the damage caused by mining business?

‘Rikastettu vai köyhdytetty? (Enriched or impoverished?), published in 2007, provides information and stories about the effects of mining industry in the developing countries. The matter concernes everyone who uses a computer, a cooking pot, a bus or a ring.

Download here the Enriched or impoverished? book in English as pdf document (1,4 MB)

In May 2015, Siemenpuu and several other Finnish NGOs organized two international discussion events on mining issues. You can download the After the Gold Rush pdf report here.

Book cover. In cover photo, a person stands next to a large digger.
Rikastettu vai köyhdytetty? book cover