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tv   People Power The Cost of Cobalt  Al Jazeera  January 8, 2022 7:30pm-8:01pm AST

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ah ah, ah, the democratic republic of congo is the world's greatest producer of cobalt metal, in huge demands the batteries, helping to combat climate change. but there's also mounting evidence that coal mining is poisoning the environment with di, health, consequences for those living in the shadow. we've been to investigate. ah,
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him in the heart of containing a province democratic republic of congo. these miners are digging for a mineral, essential for clean energy the mineral, we need to make the batteries for electric cars. ah,
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cables is playing a key role in the battle to reduce carbon emissions and slow climate change. most of the world's reserves are in d. l. c. an artisan of mine. those like wednesday extract about one 3rd of the countries out, but in this way. wonderful. working underground is dangerous. yet global demand for cobbled is insatiable. for many here it's their sole source of income. but most of the d. r. c's cobalt is mind on an industrial scale. from vast, open pets like this owned either by the state or by large multinational corporations. and there's a problem because many of these mines are adjacent to towns and villages.
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now research is showing that the methods used in such places to produce this mineral could be poisoning the environment with di, health, consequences for the population ah, at university hospital in ca tank as capital libra bashi, mariah and her husband galore have brought their 2 children to see a doctor with name down. i looked down, jo dea by both the weather, the man by vela big one on my front toilet. when you hit welcome to his actual figure, i shall see him when i'm ready, when i for my good for some of my dd will blow to my door. but i've been in there
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since i got is on the sebastian embry moulins. i is a pediatric max cielo facial surgeon who's become a specialist in repairing birth defects. douglas begins years that i'm thinking girl or for many countries i'm awful nations many from it is now are coming to see us other beginning. it was very hard for them because they didn't know where they can go with their child or their children. if they are good. going to with a muffled missions, you show it to my name is elena me. michelle and i need the shuttle done as early glaze. i shall. are there any more? well, she gave me the only y scam amboy regional back accent. then 3 years old and jessica 14 months were both born with clef palate. this is
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a birth defect found throughout the world and can be linked to mother's exposure to environment of factors. early on in pregnancy, we were asking some questions to parents to people where they are living to see if we could fall a link between one environmental, fucked off. which can be linked to those multiple missions that we are seeing in bishop of amber in fun. meaning that course, that daily jaime was in my kitchen because i will not sell my car. yeah. but we found that there were means between mining activities and to kill us of, or if i shall close, for example. and for that, we found out fathers or madam walking in my li companies
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are sometimes 3 or 4 times at least, to have to blend with auto fossil cliffs. new bought from body shop, fully equal will lie a peak. i love you. the guy who burnett. hey, i will michelin, i don't think with one mom with all of them. they've got a similar my permission. i think we can make also, jody revolved problems, left pallets and not the only birth defects that are being found in newborn babies . at university clinic, lubin bashi neonatal nurse, nadine and gala is about to start the night shift. she seeing many babies born with such serious malformations that they need emergency surgery. but some of the babies have such serious birth defects. they cannot be saved. and i've where you for can
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mean you are are boy, yeah. my phone, my cie, vasquez, my for my say, i mean you in a bag burger now. ingen, they dont in given a shindig? keesa. yeah. what about? okay. leah bye bilingual. now my fun to liability. donkey. my for my shower, up up on the lama. wiggle my mom for my sab. y channa. jamini. said clinicians a seeing spine the before the organs outside the baby's body. a neural tube. defects where the brain has failed to develop that by mean you big when i talk and mouth wash, she are quite chan. binging on. i took up one lazy being on book. i'm why she called gwinnett goal, or goal wash in mining. always equal was on me, me make one are we are my mindful, my seattle dog amazon. come up and i forgot to my biologist for gun drug. we were
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and he goes on grandma not to gay. we met at god system in it's awesome. if they've got a birth with going to legal my for mission, the heck me, they have to call on us. and we'd go there. we fall festival that many families were living near. some mining companies of many cases of multiple missions that from were with the gun audi siege. ah, not far from the hospital, is the university's department of toxicology, where professor sell esteem panza heads up a small team of research scientists. they've been studying the effects of this mining pollution for over a decade in collaboration with the university of love and in belgium. missile
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is on page them. i did look you monday. is it fair to say please don't you left something novel? it said to call rhonda about dive, you can get on the free program, but up what up with you shortly? mean, can you smith actually developed my lady? you saw doctor on trip. i'm like, he saw it, but it looks pretty short as a little lucy. ironically, cobalt is essential for human health and is found in bits and b 12. it's needed to make red blood cells and for healthy neurological development. but in anything other than minute doses, cobalt and other heavy metals found during the extraction process, a highly toxic and damaging to the human body. ah, the police off it though the about a may information about it. unless somebody should cut anchor property. so in a bad position, the clock so that fast antonini never saw flint excited the so
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yeah, the procedure, if you have a bond on that one month, it also affect the level be less so adult. oh yeah. it was here that you had, if you may, will see missouri to do it again. did it? because i didn't have a secure lab. i should about that up. what i mean to sell it to love one, law it the best on give you. does it mean if it's a lot of law cover? yeah, that is up issue with the fed up when you show me. yeah, she of, it'll actually need a month for muscle quantity that the team know this is a complex problem. and a continually investigating the multiple causes they're currently working on a new analysis that is about to be published. law. they said the geico graph here. ellison kasanya, respond via the levin mo, see that if you listen to the bully?
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sure. the siegler tony came, bay is a doctor and toxicologist, and is leading this new research. currently, we are working on one design, which is called the incidence of content on my formation the title, and needs these. i know we map different mining in global machine to see if they are flaws and for thorn where we are both be door where we men are going to deliver. you want what the scientist finding from the data is that in loop and bashi, the proportion of babies born with birth defects is higher in the 5 health zones. the red areas that contain mines and smelters than in how phones with no mining activities. the green areas ah, the team must collect samples of vegetation, soil,
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and water to test for toxic metals. and they're on their way to residential areas close to mines, processing plants, and smelters. when tables is mind here, 2 processes are used. pyro metallurgy, using heat which produces smoke and hydro metallurgy, using liquids causing waste products which is stored in large tanks. it's these processes that the scientists believe may be at the heart of the problem. we know that if we have mining activity like i draw mythology, it's mean that the use i said to produce or to get mentors and is what the remaining, what can be used in the system that we got drainage the eggs for the population. the when these grades,
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these are see this dope c substance independent of the population. when we update the rain, the open, the did, and this substance toxic substance are spraying the warming. and this population are living in the vicinity of this might complain. or for these exposure, lucy for young resorted year to keep again with the model good except for the nigger. it's chris russell. did there say della to sound good at them out loud? shut them with the sun de la bruise from yesterday, said that their fate got on my back. then the corridor done it again. ah, knight chunk elaine. a man made lake located between the 2 largest mining towns of this region.
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it's the unesco declared by as it was, a koya is a professor of public health and wanted to find out to some of the areas of his lake been affected by mining pollution from the rivers that feed into this basin. took up a whole book with a lot fidgeting luck with all. so what don das i ship it live fish immune year. buick. them all dark, maybe gay, the day thinker book, a bitty small boy, you eat in
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a region where most people live on just less than $2.00 a day. fish. the best, the most affordable source of protein is relied on as a staple. professor koya collected fish from 4 different areas to be tested, were not there, got it all the sums on the list to share it up in the session. on examination of all of what the lo, real multimedia industry, as from stock see, and super personal, saudi mark want them, you know, some stuff with surgeon sebastian them to a mrs. i is going to operate on ben and jessica to day to repair their craft
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pallets before that, matt, to been with for this month for mission and not fitting with. sometimes what fitting foods are coming out from knows it miss. they are not growing. we're look up though one and a half or 2 years old. why they began speaking? they're not speak very well because they're bennett, especially the soft palate is opened and their muscle are separate. that's why there are some sounds which cannot be very well. well now the amount for missions were similar by the boy were older of eclipse, of the heart and the soft, but by the go as the glass on it of the soft palate. and for
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this, we did 2 different procedures, many shown. and then when i open up barbell, i feel that, you know, if i mean i don't find need to are there and well by and when i meet the team, collecting vegetables that the local population eat, they will be tested for the presence of a range of heavy metals, including cobalt, manganese and zinc, all of which are toxic in anything but very low doses to the human body. this is the area where moore i used to live the funny we're living our, the bingo the pregnancy in the gym. my tal. it's in a little embassy commune, but to go mine, it's near one company which is called stirred. and we're, we have got small and this is smoke which coming for mainly companies can also
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have some toxic components aside. and it can be linked to or official muffle missions also her husband's working in a mining company while she was pregnant. it means many fuck those environment factors which were link and which was making very high risk of being to tell you all of us on multiple mission but for mariah and her husband gala. they were completely unaware of any of these risks they to me in the new for but he should really, mom will literate. and gala learn more than i'm on my chair. please give me one or 4. my mom mom,
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i check me. she was gonna i with professor koya, published the results of his research into fish from lake jangle lately and the rivers that feed into the basin in the scientific journal in 2016 at craig, i'm at the equal, the possible is of, or to very it isn't that she's on the go said in the life generally. that isn't really. he lip us all. so content, me, me. i knew it. i knew it among. i mean it got a moth lip, i saw so on time you mean to start the divest? denique, the among men. look about l a. last long summer and plus all the content mean and you're young.
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you're young. a mid the red? yes. you see that you're so la soccer babbler. the approval of the month of the month for my question is that your firm would shoot it, but it slack sample sunday da dando got out. so would you be on this? you mean the bad you fit and use in mythology role? ah, professor panza and sebastian and emissions, i also wanted to investigate fish was up there by saki v. but that's, it took you to curious. why is it yankee p n n g 3? yeah, it was of course it was also to my point,
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i mean back in the dog toxic to the left lily is a bit to be larger for us on that. it was, you saw, she called me about the middle me mariah 8 the fish when she was pregnant with both pen and jessica. we found out people were hitting the fish efficient. we mean other 3 for the month of pregnancy. the then time up to 70 time at least 2 hes been with continental mindfulness. oh ben and jessica are ready to go home. ah. what one tell you they need therapy to assist in the full recovery?
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but at present there's no speech and language therapist in the been bashi. ah, that has been mining in this region for more than a century? yes, in the past decade. health problems including birth defects, of being found to be linked to areas affected by mining pollution. fabian miami is working to hold the mining companies to account and to improve their practices. it's clear about $4.00 to $4.00 to be done. but in practice, mining companies are not meeting the glory climate on his out of the god meant. i can say official oral technique or services don't want to have sufficient means in terms of materials on how it can conduct a fin, spectrum's wider to find out. so he needs
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a port routed. you will need to have good level activities, so that from so he said he gave it challenged toward the us government. we asked that the asi ministry of mines and the chamber of mines, the industries trade body to comment on some of the issues raised by this film. what more should they be doing to address the problems caused by cobalt mining? neither chose to respond. nor did any of the mining companies we approached for a comment. since the 1st study, professor bonsa, of his team, have found an increase in the incidence of babies born with cleft lip from pallets which may well be linked to the increase of mining activities in this region. nevertheless, they believe that all solutions and this one is only presented for sama
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de la picasso, did want to be matilda, and up with excel, globular them up a scale and why existing autism it. yeah, in movies is so this hickey pub, in a year is edition. so did you say it does is when does that show up on my in our mouths? is it on yale? no gothic, they've asked along. is she she also made that up? you know, i mean, the ecology cable may be part of the global solution to climate change, but is it right? that con goes next generation should be paying the price in damage to that house? many a hoping that the more the world understands that plight, the more pressure will be put on the industries here to clean up its act.
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