Vinto fundidora de antimonio y estaño (Bolivia)

Description

Vinto, administrada por la firma Sinchi Wayra (viento fuerte, en aymara), filial de Glencore, fue adquirida en 2005 al ex presidente Gonzalo Snchez de Lozada.

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Basic Data
NameVinto fundidora de antimonio y estaño (Bolivia)
CountryBolivia
ProvinceOruro
SiteVinto
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Industrial and Utilities conflicts
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Metal refineries
Mineral processing
Specific CommoditiesZinc
Antimonio Estaño (Tin)
Project Details and Actors
Project Detailsampliacion a 18 mil TM de estaño en 2011.

455 empleos Un nuevo horno de fundición en febrero 2014, 2200 ton al mes de estaño
Level of Investment (in USD)25000000
Type of PopulationUrban
Start Date2010
Company Names or State EnterprisesGlencore International AG from Switzerland
Corporacion Minera de Bolivia (COMIBOL) from Bolivia
Relevant government actorsGobierno nacional de Bolivia
International and Financial InstitutionsInternational Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) from United States of America
The World Bank (WB) from United States of America
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)LATENT (no visible organising at the moment)
When did the mobilization beginLATENT (no visible resistance)
Groups MobilizingLocal ejos
Forms of MobilizationNacionalizacion de la Fundidora, conflicto con Glencore (Suiza)
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Food insecurity (crop damage), Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion
Health ImpactsPotential: Accidents, Other environmental related diseases
Socio-economic ImpactsPotential: Displacement, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Specific impacts on women
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseNacionalizacion
Do you consider this as a success?Not Sure
Why? Explain briefly.Project is successfully ongoing, technical improvement
Sources and Materials
Legislations

REGLAMENTO EN MATERIA DE CONTAMINACIoN HiDRICA
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References

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL
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ContributorPatricio Chávez
Last update08/04/2014
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