Last update:
2014-04-08

Cerro de Pasco, Perú

Description:

Cerro de Pasco está ubicada a más de 4.300 msnm, fue fundada en 1572, nació con el objetivo de explotar el yacimiento. Cuenta con una población de habitantes.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Cerro de Pasco, Perú
Country:Peru
State or province:Pasco
Location of conflict:Pasco
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
Land acquisition conflicts
Specific commodities:Silver
Lead
Zinc
Project Details and Actors
Project details

The building of the new city for 70 000 inhabitant would cost 6 000 000 000 USD.

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Level of Investment:6 000 000 000
Type of populationUrban
Affected Population:70 000
Start of the conflict:1956
Company names or state enterprises:Volcan Compañía Minera
Relevant government actors:Municipalidad Provincial de Pasco, Congreso de la República, Gobierno Regional de Pasco, Ministerio de Salud
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:CONACAMI, Local inhabitants
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stageIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups mobilizing:Industrial workers
Local government/political parties
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Trade unions
Forms of mobilization:Community-based participative research (popular epidemiology studies, etc..)
Creation of alternative reports/knowledge
Media based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Mine tailing spills
Potential: Noise pollution, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems
Health ImpactsVisible: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Mental problems including stress, depression and suicide, Occupational disease and accidents, Other environmental related diseases
Potential: Accidents, Deaths
Other Health impactsLead pollution
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Displacement, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Potential: Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:Compensation
Migration/displacement
Negotiated alternative solution
Under negotiation
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:No
Briefly explain:La población será desplazada.
Sources & Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

CONACAMI, Sander Otten

OCMAL

Luis Vittor, Perú: Cerro de Pasco y la expansión minera, un conflicto infinito

Periódico El Comercio
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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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Related media links to videos, campaigns, social network

Cerro Pasco: Elliot Tupac

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Meta information
Contributor:Pato Chavez, JMA & Talia Waldron
Last update08/04/2014
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