The dam walls at the Mirador mine will inevitably break, releasing toxic waste and destroying vast areas of the Amazon.

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The dam walls at the Mirador mine will inevitably break, releasing toxic waste and destroying vast areas of the Amazon

Mirador Mine DANGER Tailings Dams collapse.
Environmental and Human catastrophe.

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The tailings dams of the Mirador Mine are situated in the headwaters of the River Amazon in South Eastern Ecuador,. These dams hold vast amounts toxic waste and are being constructed in a manner which will inevitably lead to a collapse. We have a case pending in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and a case pending in the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court, demanding information regarding the construction of the dams and treatment of waste water. This animation shows the situation of a worst case scenario following a tailings dam failure which is imminent.

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This video shows and explains how the Ecuadorian Government, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and the Chinese mining consortium ECSA are disregarding internationally agreed tailings dams safety standards and are endangering the most bio-diverse areas of our planet. We have two cases pending and awaiting judgments. One is lodged within the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court and the other within the Inter-American Court on Human Rights.



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Mirador Mine – Inevitable catastrophic tailings dam collapse.

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From Harm To Harmony

Premiered on Sunday Aug 9th 2020 to mark International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: a beautiful short film from Stop Ecocide supporter Kelly Roberts, featuring indigenous Amazon resistance to toxic exploitation and deforestation, and highlighting the need for #ecocide law to protect the forest for the sake of all of us. Voices include Patricia Gualinga (Sarayaku people), Oswando Nenquimo (Waorani people), Clare Dubois (Treesisters), David Dene (UN Earth jurist) ‘From Harm to Harmony’ was created in direct response to Polly Higgins’ call ‘Dare to be Great’ and is dedicated to Polly’s memory. Embedded subtitles are English/Spanish where appropriate to allow for mixed audiences.



Drone footage of Mirador Mine Quimi dam containment

This shows the inclination of the walls of the dam and raises questions as to the construction methods employed and their safety

Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

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