HISTORY OF MINING IN THE LAKE POOPO REGION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES
Bolivia is a country with many mineral resources, located mainly in the Andean region of this country, where the lake Poopo is located. From thousands of years ago, the mining activity has a large importance; however, the natives used these resources formerly for ceremonial use and taking care with the environment. From the colonial time, the extraction of these resources was indiscriminate and the region of the lake Poopo suffers terrible consequences for the environmental pollution.
Författare MARIA E. GARCIA, KENNETH M PERSSON, LARS BENGTSSON and RONNY BERNDTSSON
Nyckelord Bolivia, environmental effects, gold, history, mining, Poopo Lake, tin.