‘The Sacrifice Zone’: Myanmar bears cost of green energy
By DAKE KANG, VICTORIA MILKO and LORI HINNANT Associated Press | Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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In this 2022 image from video provided by Global Witness, holes are drilled into the side of a mountain in the Kachin state of Myanmar, to mine rare earth minerals. Ammonium sulphate solution is injected into the holes, effectively liquefying the earth. Once the chemicals have percolated through the mountainside, the solution is drained into bright blue collection pools, where minerals are precipitated out. (Global Witness via AP)