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


A sign that reads 'Doe Run Peru does not contaminate the Mantaro... News PhotoBuilt Structure,Finance,Horizontal,Industry,Latin America,Mine,Miner,Mining,Peru,Pollution,Reading,South AmericaPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergA sign that reads 'Doe Run Peru does not contaminate the Mantaro River' stands at the copmany's facility in La Oroya, 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 mining company 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