Gallery: Olympic Medals Contain Metals from Mines Said to Cause Life-Th...


The 2012 London Olympics are just a few short months away, and being no stranger to controversy, it is already facing criticism over the sourcing of metals for its iconic medals. With the slogan “Don’t let Rio Tinto tarnish the Olympic Games,” protesters and union representatives at the annual meeting of the London-based sponsor claimed that metal giant creates “life-threatening” air and water pollution with their mining endeavors around the globe. Protestors also accused the company of mistreating workers, driving pay below a living-wage.

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