At Source International, we travel to some of the most polluted areas of the world to take the scientific evidence that proves companies are causing severe health problems in nearby communities, and lasting damage to the environment.
Cerro de Pasco is one of the most polluted places on Earth. Source International has been performing studies and working with community members since 2008 to show the severe health damage and environmental consequences of the mine, and to protect the human rights of the community.read story
One of our first studies provided major evidence for the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights enacted in 2010, which ordered Guatemala to require the company to improve the safety of their extractive operations.read story
The San Martin mine was releasing heavy metals into the water consumed by nearby communities in Honduras. A study by Source International was used when the Supreme Court of Honduras ruled mining laws unconstitutional and required more regulationread story
An open pit mine near the community of Carrizalillo in Mexico was polluting the water and increasingly damaging the health of miners and residents. In 2012, delegates from Carrizalillo presented this severe health damage to the International People’s Court of Health, with the help of Source International. GoldCorp paid $50 million in damages to the community of Carrizalillo for misuse of land and pollution.read story
In both Ult and Buuruljut valleys nomadic herders are deprived of their traditional land and resources of grass and water because of illegal mines. After Source International's investigation on the human rights abuses, the leader of the local movement Muckhbayar Tzetzegee was freed from jail, where he was convicted for his activism. The Buruljult valley was declared protected.