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Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 12, 2017 1 comment

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter

Peru’s environment ministry has proposed modifying laws restricting sulfur dioxide emissions to attract buyers for a century-old poly-metallic smelter. The Doe Run owned smelter and neighboring Cobriza copper mine priced  Full Article »

Chinese miners evaluating pending bid for Peru’s La Oroya smelter
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 6, 2016 2 comments

Chinese miners evaluating pending bid for Peru’s La Oroya smelter

Peru’s government will likely ease sulfur dioxide emissions limits to attract investors to an auction for the La Oroya polymetallic smelter in early 2017. The director of Dirige, the company  Full Article »

Peru changes bankruptcy law in bid to save historic La Oroya smelter
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 26, 2016 1 comment

Peru changes bankruptcy law in bid to save historic La Oroya smelter

Peru’s Congress has passed a bill that would extend the terms of liquidation for bankrupt companies in an effort o save the La Oroya smelter in Junin. The legislative session  Full Article »

Peru: Kuczynski calls for protest to save mining company
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 9, 2016 1 comment

Peru: Kuczynski calls for protest to save mining company

President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has called for mineworkers at Doe Run’s smelter in La Oroya, Junin to march on Congress to extend its liquidation proceedings. Kuczynski visited La Oroya on  Full Article »

Peru reaches deal with mineworkers to reopen La Oroya smelter
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru reaches deal with mineworkers to reopen La Oroya smelter

Peru’s government reached a deal with labor unions to reopen the bankrupted Doe Run’s La Cobriza copper mine and La Oroya smelter in Junin state. As the largest creditor to  Full Article »

Peru police allowed lethal force in violent protests
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru police allowed lethal force in violent protests

Peru’s government has enacted by decree a law that allows police to use lethal force during protests in situations of self-defense or defense of others. The law comes in a  Full Article »

La Oroya: protesters suspend strike in central Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 13, 2015 Leave a comment

La Oroya: protesters suspend strike in central Peru

Mineworkers have lifted an indefinite strike in La Oroya, unblocking the Carretera Cental highway in Junin state after two days of unrest. While Peru’s government rejected protesters’ demands to ease  Full Article »

La Oroya: Peru rejects relaxing environmental standards
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 12, 2015 Leave a comment

La Oroya: Peru rejects relaxing environmental standards

Peru’s government has rejected calls for an easing of environmental standards at the La Oroya smelter in Junin after violent mineworker protests yesterday. Mineworkers demanding more flexible environmental standards for  Full Article »

One dead in central Peru mineworkers strike
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 11, 2015 Leave a comment

One dead in central Peru mineworkers strike

A man was killed today in clashes between police and mineworkers demanding relaxed environmental standards at the La Oroya smelter in Junin state. At midnight this morning workers from the  Full Article »