El Salvador becomes first country in the world to ban metal mining

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Published 28.04.2017 01:07
El Salvador becomes first country in the world to ban metal mining

El Salvador on Thursday became the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals in what was seen as a landmark move for environmental protection.

The law bans "prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals in El Salvador," according to the text published Thursday in the official journal.

This March, the country's congress voted to ban metal mining to protect its water sources.

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