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Cerro de Pasco, Perú


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
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
Project Details and Actors
Project details

La construcción de la nueva ciudad para 70.000 habitantes costaría USD.

Level of Investment for the conflictive project6 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
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
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
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:Compensation
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


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

Periódico El Comercio
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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
Conflict ID:350
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