Google Earth: Zinc and Lead Mine in Peru

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Have you heard about the zinc and lead Mine in Peru that is thought to be slowly ‘devouring’ the town as time passes on? If you haven’t, we have some images of the huge problem to show you.

As reported from GEarthBlog, Cerro de Pasco is a town in Peru which is home to a mile-wide zinc and lead mine which is slowly growing in size and eating up parts of the city in the process.

In the last 50 years, the mine has destroyed a town square along with a colonial church, but it is the resulting pollution from the mine that remains a huge problem for residents there.

For more information on the mine and the city, you can read the full article over at Yahoo here. In the meantime, Google has added some images of the mine on their Google Earth software.

Using Google Earth, you’ll be able to see deep into the mine thanks to their high-quality images. Have a look and let us know what you think of them.

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