Last update:
2014-04-08

Antapite Huancavelica, Peru

Description:

Antapite es una comunidad ubicada a 3.300 msnm en Hauytara en la cabecera de los rios Ica y Rio Grande. La mina es propiedad del grupo Buenaventura.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Antapite Huancavelica, Peru
Country:Peru
State or province:Huancavelica
Location of conflict:Huaytara
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
Land acquisition conflicts
Water access rights and entitlements
Specific commodities:
Gold
Silver
Project Details and Actors
Project details:

Tipo de operacion: Subterranea en las minas Zorro Rojo y Reyna.

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Project area:500
Level of Investment:82740000
Type of populationRural
Affected Population:Poblaciones de Ica.
Start of the conflict:2007
Company names or state enterprises:INVERSIONES MINERAS DEL SUR S.A. (INMINSUR) from Peru
Compania de Minas Buenaventura from Peru - tiene el 78.04%
Relevant government actors:Direccion General de Asuntos Ambientales Mineros, Direccion General de Mineria del Ministerio de Energia y Minas, MINEM, del Peru, Defensoria del Pueblo de Huancavelica
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:CONACAMI, Grupo Huarango, Foro ambiental
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityLOW (some local organising)
Reaction stageIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups mobilizing:Farmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Forms of mobilization:Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Official complaint letters and petitions
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
casos en la corte, activismo judicial, demandas de indemnizacion
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion
Potential: Desertification/Drought, Waste overflow, Mine tailing spills
Health ImpactsPotential: Violence related health impacts (homicides, rape, etc..)
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Loss of livelihood, Land dispossession
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Militarization and increased police presence
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:Application of existing regulations
Development of alternatives:indeminizacion por el uso de las tierras de manera ilegal y compensacion economica por los danos causados por la contaminacion de las fuentes hidricas
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:Existen varios reclamos de las comunidades de la zona y tambien de la costa
(Ica), pese a lo cual no se ha tomado ninguna decision de las autoridades para la suspension del proyecto.
Sources and Materials
Related laws and legislations - Juridical texts related to the conflict

Reglamento para la Proteccion Ambiental en la Actividad Minero-Metalurgica (D.S.016-93-EM y D.S.059-93-EM), la R.M.596-2002-EM/DM, D.S.042-

Reglamento de Participacion Ciudadana en el Procedimiento de Aprobacion de

los Estudios Ambientales Presentados al Ministerio de Energia y Minas

Guias para Elaborar Estudios de Impacto Ambiental, el Manejo de Drenaje Acido

de Minas, el Manejo de Cianuro y el Manejo de Residuos Peligrosos

References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

OCMAL
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La minera Antapite y los efectos para Ica.
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Bonaventura website
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Contributor:Patricio Chavez
Last update08/04/2014
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