Chili, Zones sacrifiées


In Tocopilla and Mejillones, in the middle of the Atacama desert in Chile, it is hot but the breeze of the Pacific Ocean is enjoyable. Families spend their free time on the beach. It is difficult to imagine that inhabitants live in a fishing port becoming a “Sacrificed zone”, a territory where the air and the ocean are very polluted and where industries are prioritized over the health. The president of Chile says himself that “the environmental and sanitarian tragedies in Mejillones say more than thousand words”. Nevertheless, in Mejillones, the french corporation Engie is building a new coal plant named “Red Dragon”.


Julien MAUVE