Soná, Panama

Description

La Oro Gold, empresa canadiense que tambien tiene operaciones mineras en Mexico, iniciara la explotacion de minerales metalicos (oro y otros) en Son de Veraguas, Panam, situacin que pone en peligro la fuente de agua para el consumo humano y la actividad agro ganadera de la regin.

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Basic Data
NameSoná, Panama
CountryPanama
ProvinceVeraguas
SiteSoná
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 Detailsmapeo de 90 km2 identifica 3 anomalas con ensayos de hasta 4,40 g/t Au.

Project Area (in hectares)95000
Type of PopulationRural
Start Date2006
Company Names or State EnterprisesOro Gold Resources Ltd from Canada
Relevant government actorsGobierno Municipal de Son
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersComite ProDerechos Ciudadanos Sonaeños
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginPREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups MobilizingFarmers
Fishermen
Local ejos
Local government/political parties
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Women
Forms of MobilizationBlockades
Development of a network/collective action
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Media based activism/alternative media
Objections to the EIA
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Appeals/recourse to economic valuation of the environment
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Waste overflow, 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
Health ImpactsPotential: Malnutrition, Mental problems including stress, depression and suicide, Violence related health impacts (homicides, rape, etc..) , Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution
Socio-economic ImpactsPotential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Loss of livelihood, Militarization and increased police presence, Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusProposed (exploration phase)
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseApplication of existing regulations
Development of Alternatives-

EL DISTRITO DE SONA EN VERAGUAS, SE DECLARA TERRITORIO LIBRE DE

EXPLORACION Y EXPLOTACION MINERA DE ORO A CIELO ABIERTO

http://derechociudadanosona.tripod.com/
Do you consider this as a success?Not Sure
Why? Explain briefly.No recent news (2014)
Sources and Materials
Legislations

Veraguas), 10.08.2007,
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Acuerdo Municipal N 41 de 10 de agosto de 2007 (Alcaldia de Soná,

References

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

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Other CommentsNo se encuentra mayor informacion ni siquiera en la paginas oficiales de la empresa.
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ContributorPatricio Chávez
Last update08/04/2014
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