In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the owners of an Angolan diamond mine polluted the drinking water so much so. It resulted in 12 deaths. Thousands of others became ill. It’s one of the most polluted areas on Earth, and this occurrence only scratches the surface of what’s happening daily.
The mining complex emitted toxic substances that leaked into the Kasai and Tshikapa rivers in July. This resulted in the deaths and illnesses of thousands Poor waste management and agriculture activities contribute to the pollution in DR Congo. Fires that also clear many forests contribute to the air pollution of the entire country, which is why it’s one of the most polluted areas in the world (AA).