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Cerro Verde - Arequipa, Peru


Cerro Verde es un complejo minero de cobre y molibdeno, es la tercera mayor mina de cobre de Peru, ubicado aproximadamente a 20 Km al suroeste de la ciudad de Arequipa.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Cerro Verde - Arequipa, Peru
State or province:Arequipa
Location of conflict:Arequipa
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict. 1st level:Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of conflict. 2nd level:Water access rights and entitlements
Mineral ore exploration
Tailings from mines
Specific commodities:Copper
Project Details and Actors
Project details

mina a cielo abierto vida util 30 años la ampliacion del proyecto llevará la producción de 120,000 a 360,000 toneladas metricas de mineral por dia.

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Project area:7000
Level of Investment:4000000000 for the extension of project
Type of populationUrban
Affected Population:50000
Start of the conflict:2007
Company names or state enterprises:Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold
Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde
Holding SUMITOMO from Indonesia
Minera Buenaventura from Peru
Relevant government actors:Gobierno Regional de Arequipa
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Arequipa (APPA)
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityLOW (some local organising)
Reaction stageIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups mobilizing:Farmers
Local government/political parties
Local scientists/professionals
Forms of mobilization:Media based activism/alternative media
Objections to the EIA
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Soil contamination, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality
Potential: Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Waste overflow, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Mine tailing spills
Socio-economical ImpactsPotential: Displacement, Loss of livelihood, Land dispossession
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:No
Briefly explain:Project is ongoing, this if alleged to be Freeport McMorans biggest investment at present anyywhere.
It affects mostly the district of Jacobo Hunter in the city of Arequipa.
Sources & Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Periodico la Republica

Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold

(Dante Aurelio Martinez Palacios)
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Contributor:Joan Martinez Alier & Pato Chavez
Last update08/04/2014
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