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

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A large mound of lead awaits to be processed at the Doe Run Peru... News PhotoFinance,Horizontal,Industry,Latin America,Mine,Miner,Mining,Peru,Pollution,Refinery,South America,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergA large mound of lead awaits to be processed at the Doe Run Peru refinery in La Oroya, Peru, on Thursday, March 21, 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