Bloomberg: China’s Quest for Iron – film & photography by Jason Florio

Bloomberg: China's Quest for Iron. Image © Jason Florio

Guinea’s Simandou mountains hold the largest untapped iron-ore deposit on the planet. Now a consortium of China-connected companies is moving ahead with a plan that jeopardizes one of the most biologically rich ecosystems in Africa.words by Sheridan Prasso – Bloomberg

Bloomberg: China's Quest for Iron. Image © Jason Florio
Bloomberg: China’s Quest for Iron. Cashew trees along the highway are covered in dust kicked up by endless stream if trucks. Image © Jason Florio

China’s Quest for Iron

Bloomberg: China's Quest for Iron. Image © Jason Florio
Bloomberg: China’s Quest for Iron. Trucks carrying bauxite to the port operate 7-days a week, 24 houts a day, cutting through communities in Boke, Guinea. Image © Jason Florio

Worries Mount About Mining for Iron in Guinea

Bloomberg: China's Quest for Iron. Image © Jason Florio
Bloomberg: China’s Quest for Iron. Dust kicked by trucks along the national highway to Simadou affects residents and vendors along the way, Guinea. Image © Jason Florio

 “We don’t want to stop the project, because it’s important for our economy…but we want responsible mining.” Amadou Bah, executive director of the nonprofit Action Mines Guinée. Bloomberg

Watch the film – shot by Jason Florio: ‘China’s Quest for Iron’

Bloomberg: China's Quest for Iron. Image © Jason Florio
Bloomberg: China’s Quest for Iron. The water’s iron content is too high, and villagers say the company told them not to drink it. Image © Jason Florio

See more images from Jason Florio, watch the film, and read the full feature at Bloomberg

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