San Jorge amenaza Uspallata, Mendoza, Argentina

Description

Desde que la empresa Coro Mining y su filial argentina minera San Jorge, informaron sobre su proyecto en Uspallata, la comunidad comenzó una fuerte campaña contra el emprendimiento, que ha implicado desde charlas a recursos administrativos y jurídicos.

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Basic Data
NameSan Jorge amenaza Uspallata, Mendoza, Argentina
CountryArgentina
ProvinceMendoza
SiteUspallata
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Mineral ore exploration
Water access rights and entitlements
Tailings from mines
Specific CommoditiesCopper
Gold
Project Details and Actors
Project Detailsmina a cielo abierto consumo agua 141 lt/seg.

se requiere una nueva red eléctrica específicamente para la explotación.

1393 millones de libras de cobre 629.000 onzas de oro depósito de sulfuros de cobre, con una ley media de 0,47% de Cobre Total y una presencia menor de Oro de 0,191 g/t.

Project Area (in hectares)427
Level of Investment (in USD)110000000
Type of PopulationSemi-urban
Start Date2009
Company Names or State EnterprisesCoro Mining Corp. from Canada
Minera San Jorge S.A. from Argentina - empresa argentina subsidiaria de Coro Mining Corp
Relevant government actorsConsejo Provincial del Ambiente
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersAsambleas mendocinas por el Agua Pura AMPAP, Organización Ambiental OIKOS, Unión de Asambleas Ciudadanas, Asamblea de vecinos autoconvocados
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)HIGH (widespread, mass mobilization, violence, arrests, etc...)
When did the mobilization beginIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups MobilizingLocal ejos
Local government/political parties
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Women
Recreational users
Forms of MobilizationBlockades
Development of a network/collective action
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Media based activism/alternative media
Objections to the EIA
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Strikes
Appeals/recourse to economic valuation of the environment
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity, Mine tailing spills
Socio-economic ImpactsPotential: Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusStopped
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseCriminalization of activists
New legislation
Strengthening of participation
Under negotiation
Violent targeting of activists
Application of existing regulations
Project cancelled
Decisión del Parlamento Provincial de Mendoza
Do you consider this as a success?Yes
Why? Explain briefly.Debido al fuerte rechazo de la población, el Parlamento Provincial de Mendoza decidió suspender el proyecto en 2011.
Sources and Materials
Legislations

Ley 6034 Mendoza
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Ley 6045, Mendoza de areas naturales.pdf
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Ley 6133, Mendoza
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Ley 6914, Mendoza
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References

Informe de Impacto Ambiental: san jorge/PROYECTO_SAN_JORGE.pdf
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Enterate cómo quieren reflotar el proyecto San Jorge en Uspallata, , 06.03.2012
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Jorge Hirschbrand, Uspallata: la crisis social que trajo el desembarco de la minera San Jorge,
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Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina OCMAL

Links

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PROYECTO SAN JORGE
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Coro podría presentar EIA sobre San Jorge a gobierno de San Juan
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Coro podría presentar EIA sobre San Jorge a gobierno de San Juan
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Coro podría presentar EIA sobre San Jorge a gobierno de San Juan
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Coro podría presentar EIA sobre San Jorge a gobierno de San Juan
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Coro podría presentar EIA sobre San Jorge a gobierno de San Juan
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Coro podría presentar EIA sobre San Jorge a gobierno de San Juan
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Coro podría presentar EIA sobre San Jorge a gobierno de San Juan
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Coro podría presentar EIA sobre San Jorge a gobierno de San Juan
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Media Links

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Foto en artículo de Jorge Hirschbrand

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ContributorPatricio Chávez
Last update08/04/2014
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