Court case for pollution in Zambia
An Anglo American subsidiary has been taken to court by a group of Zambian women and children in a landmark class-action lawsuit for cases of lead poisoning in the city of Kabwe (BBC 2020). Mining in Kabwe began in 1906 under a Northern Rhodesian Anglo American subsidiary and closed after almost 90 years of operation. A lifespan of lead and zinc exploitation has resulted in the poisoning of around 100,000 people, affecting children and women most. The case is ongoing.
(RAID 2021)”Investors Should Press Anglo American to Tackle Toxic Lead Legacy in Zambia” https://www.raid-uk.org/blog/investors-should-press-anglo-american-tackle-toxic-lead-legacy-zambia