“I could not sleep peacefully for several days,” Tatiana Monko told VICE News.
Patron, who is famous in Ukraine for his patriotic work, is said to have discovered and helped clear over 200 mines.
Amnesty International says batteries in products made by Apple, Samsung, and others contain cobalt mined by kids in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Three-quarters of the world’s mining companies are said to be headquartered in Canada, which means much of the blame ends up on Canada’s doorstep when things go badly.
Three million gallons of acidic water contaminated with heavy metals leaked into rivers after a breach at the abandoned Gold King Mine.
A Canadian CEO said his mining company has a "good relationship" with drug lords in Sinaloa, while at least six people in recent weeks have been killed in mining-related incidents in Guerrero.
Earlier this year, Bosnia experienced massive flooding, and as a result land mines that had been dormant for almost two decades slid into towns, disguised under a layer of wet, dark earth.
The robo-boats use NASA technology and could be deployed within the year to protect bigger ships or swarm an enemy with kamikaze-like attacks.