100 thoughts on “Poisoned By The Gold Rush

  1. There are some major side-effects of Colombia's new gold rush that locals are curiously quiet about: erectile dysfunction and brain damage.
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  2. Eye dropper / turkey baster / syringes/
    Respirator all as cheap as a six pack of beer I have no sympathy whatsoever

  3. The government should air lift the diggers out and use or sell them to other countries rather than blowing them up. Good piece of equipment right there! Use it to make roads or whatever to improve your own country. Instead… let’s blow this shit up and leave a mini contamination area with hydraulic fluid/gasoline etc… wtf?

  4. The columbiam government doesn't give a shit, they're probably profiting off it too. It would be terrible business practice to take any real measures against it. The miners "got word" and left.. That's plain corruption

  5. Great! So get enrich while extracting de gold and make the money,but let's destroy mother nature and won't have land to grow crops and no future for our kids. Darwin's natural selection at it's best.

  6. Keeping people broke kills the earth. Wanna help climate change…get some real jobs available and all will be BETTER.

  7. Well I must have mercury poisoning because I’ll go upstairs to do or get something and forgot what i was…..wait…what was I talking about?

  8. Wow! I thought Vietnam was bad about that SHYT. They take it and put in in a cloth and squeeze the mercury through that as a way to make it stick.

  9. AT THE VERY END SHE SAYS "AS LONG AS THEY CAN MAKE A EASY BUCK" THEY'LL KEEP DOING IT. CALL ME CRAZY BUT NONE OF WHAT THEY WERE DOING LOOKED TO BE EASY!!!! THAT IS NOT THE WAY I WOULD WANT TO DIG FOR GOLD. GRANTED THAT PROCESS LOOKED TO BE EASIER THAN THE WAY THE ILLEGAL GOLD MINERS DO IT IN SOUTH AFRICA. NOT EASY, NOT SAFE, & NOT WILLING TO GIVE UP SEX LIFE FOR GOLD IN COLUMBIA.

  10. 12:35 find some illegal shit in the jungle and can't carry it out with you? Just blow it the f up. Primitive, but effective.

  11. I mean are we suppose to feel bad that they are that fucking stupid? the guy can't even wear gloves lol….morons.

  12. Aaaggh all of the comments making fun of the guy who said the comment about milk. All I feel is sadness for my people, for my brothers and sisters across the globe! This is the same story with people from the Phillipines, from Africa, etc. 🙁

  13. Dam i know where to go to get laid just don't drink the water and i will be the only flag pole in the country ! 🇺🇸🚀

  14. Tiredness, drugs and alcohol are all to blame for their impotency. The mercury cant help though. Western governments will wait until it becomes a national crisis then they will offer help in return for mining rights and help to kill the illegal miners.

  15. Hows the bags they was carrying like a sold 60 to 80 kg. You not allowed to lift anything over 20 kg by yourself where I’m from 🤔

  16. One kilo of gold, street value: 42.000.-
    One kilo of cocaine, street value: 100.000.-

    Are you guys realy, realy sure gold makes them more money than cocaine does ;oP

  17. What I am most impressed with is this correspondent who did this story. This is a very dangerous place for an attractive woman to be in. Also, it's apparent there weren't a lot of creature comforts in her quest to do this story. Her clothing was often drenched with sweat as she told the story. THIS is real journalism. You listening mainstream media?

  18. If there's that much gold, why don't legitimate companies with safety standards come in and just hire these people?

    Either that or ban Mercury.

  19. you should have asked raphaelo torrez what other kind of drugs he's using….i think they might be the cause of the trumors ;p

  20. Where's greta at? Shouldn't she be down there telling them how they destroyed her childhood! Oh wait these people have no money so it's okay for them to poison the environment

  21. so instead of using gloves or plastic bags they use their hands makes sense its not like it gets absorbed through the skin witch has small tiny holes that allow things like liquid to come in

  22. Their greed, stupidity and lack of concern to environment is slowly killing them. They're simply reaping what they deserved.

  23. Not for nothing but destroying the equipment is stupid. Reason being is at some point that equipment could be use in case of a disaster. JS people that rebuild after these events are the same so called enemy. Life is complicated

  24. Get rich, die poor and fast! why not? don't understand how they think! Yes you are getting rich, yes you are still poor! The money don't make you healthy!

  25. Are these people idiots? Govt are idiots? People have mined for gold for centuries and they font need mercury. It works but god damn ppl are fucking dumb as nails or little blonde girls

  26. I have always wondered if some of my health issues had something to do with the mercury I played with as a child. My parents gave me a science kit that had a bottle of mercury in it. I played with it for years

  27. Mercury is easy to handle if you know what you're doing. First off you want to wash your hands after any contact. The best method is to wear gloves. As far as mercury vapors. Just use proper ventilation. The fault is on the government. They failed to put together it least at minimum a education program. The worst thing that has happened here is that it is ended up going into the water supply. The water supply their ends up in the ocean. It's just all around a bad stuff treat it like it is.

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