Last update:
2014-04-08

Antamina mine, Peru

Description:

Antamina es una de las minas mas grandes del Peru, se explota a tajo abierto, mide 2.000 metros de largo, 1.000 metros de ancho y 500 metros de profundidad, es una de las mayores productoras de concentrados de cobre, zinc, molibdeno y subproductos de plata y plomo.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Antamina mine, Peru
Country:Peru
State or province:Ancash
Location of conflict:San Marcos
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict. 1st level:Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of conflict. 2nd level:Tailings from mines
Mineral processing
Land acquisition conflicts
Specific commodities:Copper
Molibdeno
Zinc
Lead
Silver
Project Details and Actors
Project details

mina a tajo vida operativa 16 anos reservas probadas y probables 743 mill de toneladas de material con una ley de cobre 1.06%, zinc 0.67%, plata 11.7 gr/ton, molibdeno 0.026% 125 Km. en linea recta de la mina al puerto de Huarmey.

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Project area:620
Level of Investment:2300000000
Type of populationSemi-urban
Start of the conflict:2006
Company names or state enterprises:Compania Minera Antamina S.A from Peru - es una empresa constituida en el Peru, cuyos accionistas son cuatro companias mundiales
Xstrata Cooper from Switzerland - con el 33,75%
BHP Billiton (BHP) from United Kingdom
Teck Resources Limited (Teck) from Canada - con el 22,5% Teck (Canada)
Mitsubishi heavy industries from Japan - con el 10%
Relevant government actors:Defensoria del Pueblo del Peru, Ministerio de Energia y Minas, Fiscalia Provincial Especial de Prevencion del Delito de Huaraz, Gerencia Regional de Recursos Naturales y Gestion del Medio Ambiente del Gobierno Regional, Direccion General de Salud Ambiental
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Centro de Salud Ocupacional y Proteccion del Ambiente para la Salud, (CENSOPAS). Esta institucion estatal realiza la toma de muestras de, sangre en el ano 2006.
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stageMobilization for reparations once impacts have been felt
Groups mobilizing:Farmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Forms of mobilization:Community-based participative research (popular epidemiology studies, etc..)
Creation of alternative reports/knowledge
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Media based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Estudios de impactos de la mineria en la salud
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Mine tailing spills
Potential: Groundwater pollution or depletion
Health ImpactsPotential: Violence related health impacts (homicides, rape, etc..), Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution
Other Health impactsContaminacion por plomo y otros metales pesados
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Displacement, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Militarization and increased police presence, Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:Compensation
Migration/displacement
Application of existing regulations
Acuerdos de compensacion incumplidos
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:Las permanentes denuncias de derrames y contaminacion, tanto a lo largo del mineroducto, como en el puerto de Huarmey por parte de los pobladores
afectados, no han recibido oidos de las autoridades, en el caso de los
desplazados que llegaron a un acuerdo de compensacion han denunciado que
este no se este cumpliendo.
Sources and Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

AQUIFER VULNERABILITY MAPPING IN KARSTIC TERRAIN, ANTAMINA MINE, PERU
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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

Xstrata company

Teck Sustainability Report 2006

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Antamina, conflicto persistente
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InfoMine
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Reuters, Perus Antamina mine faces fallout from spill
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The Globe and Mail, Teck to expand Antamina mine
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Latin America Herald Tribune, Antamina Announces $1.3 Billion Mine Expansion in Peru
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Related media links to videos, campaigns, social network

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Other comments:Investments: US$ 2,3 mil millones en 2001, para ampliación de capacidad al 38%
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Contributor:Patricio Chavez
Last update08/04/2014
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