Minera San Rafael - El Valle - Dominican Republic

Description
La concesion minera San Rafael está ubicada en el km 23 de la carretera Consuelo-Hato Mayor .
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Basic Data
NameMinera San Rafael - El Valle - Dominican Republic
CountryDominican Republic
ProvinceHato Mayor
SiteEl Valle
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Water access rights and entitlements
Building materials extraction (quarries, sand, gravel)
Specific CommoditiesSand, gravel
Agregados-Áridos
Project Details and Actors
Type of PopulationSemi-urban
Start Date2008
Company Names or State EnterprisesSan Rafael from Dominican Republic
Relevant government actorsInstituto Nacional de Recursos Hidraulicos, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersHabitantes del pueblo El Valle
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)LOW (some local organising)
When did the mobilization beginMobilization for reparations once impacts have been felt
Groups MobilizingNeighbours/citizens/communities
Forms of MobilizationOfficial complaint letters and petitions
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Floods (river, coastal, mudflow), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity
Potential: Air pollution, Soil erosion, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Mine tailing spills
Socio-economic ImpactsPotential: Loss of livelihood, Militarization and increased police presence
OtherLoss of water quality for human use
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseCorruption
Application of existing regulations
Do you consider this as a success?No
Why? Explain briefly.Este tipo de conflictos, surgidos en muchos paises, al ser pequeños en

relacion a los ocasionados por extraccion de metales, no cuentan con la

debida atencion por parte de las autoridades, por lo cual, pocas veces

llegan a recibir respuesta a sus demandas.
Sources and Materials
References

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

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Other CommentsDebido a la magnitud de estos conflictos, pocas veces son documentados, por

esta razon es dificil realizar un seguimiento de los mismos.
Meta Information
ContributorPatricio Chávez y Joan Martinez Alier
Last update08/04/2014
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