Coup d'Etat to World Trade Seen in Billionaire Toxic Lead Fight


An NGO worker tests soil samples collected from La Oroya, for... News PhotoCharity and Relief Work,Dirt,Finance,Horizontal,Industry,Laboratory,Latin America,Mine,Miner,Mining,Occupation,Peru,Pollution,South America,UnhygienicPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergAn NGO worker tests soil samples collected from La Oroya, for contamination at the Mantaro Revive Project's laboratory in Huancaya, Peru, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Most of La Oroyaís children suffer elevated lead levels, according to the Peruvian government. The question of responsibility for lead pollution in La Oroya is at the center of high-stakes clash between Peru and U.S. billionaire Ira Rennert, who owned Doe Run Peru for more than a decade through Renco Group Inc., a metals, mining and industrial conglomerate based in New York that has said it is not responsible for the childrenís ills. Photographer: Meridith Kohut/Bloomberg via Getty Images