Last update:
2014-04-08

Tia Maria, Peru

Description:

El proyecto Tia Maria esta ubicado en la Provincia de Islay en el departamento de Arequipa, al sur de Peru, en un ecosistema de desierto con una sola cuenca hidrografica correspondiente al rio Tambo. Localizado en la quebrada Cachuyo (a 90 km de la ciudad de Arequipa y a 9 km al norte del pueblo de Cocachacra), que tiene su desembocadura en el valle del Tambo.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Tia Maria, Peru
Country:Peru
State or province:Arequipa
Location of conflict:Cocachacra
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
Water access rights and entitlements
Tailings from mines
Specific commodities:Copper
Project Details and Actors
Project details

Mina a cielo abierto (dos tajos) 21 años de vida util Porfidos con 0.39% de contenido de cobre La Southern dice que la producción será de 120 000 toneladas anuales.

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Level of Investment:1000000000
Type of populationUrban
Affected Population:9300
Start of the conflict:2009
Company names or state enterprises:Southern Peru Copper Corporation (SPPC) from Mexico - owned by Grupo Mexico
Grupo Mexico from Mexico
Relevant government actors:Ministerio de Energia y Minas, Gobierno Municipal de Cocachacra, Gobierno Municipal de Islay-Matarani, Gobierno Municipal de Mollendo, Gobierno Municipal de Punta de Bombon, Gobierno Municipal de Dean Valdivia, Gobierno Municipal de Mejía
International and Finance InstitutionsOficina de las Naciones Unidas de Servicios para Proyectos
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Frente de Defensa del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales., Coordinadora Provincial Contra la Agresion Minera, Movimiento Nueva Izquierda, Red MUQUI
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityHIGH (widespread, mass mobilization, violence, arrests, etc...)
Reaction stagePREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups mobilizing:Farmers
Local ejos
Local government/political parties
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Local scientists/professionals
Forms of mobilization:Blockades
Boycotts of official procedures/non-participation in official processes
Creation of alternative reports/knowledge
Development of a network/collective action
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Media based activism/alternative media
Objections to the EIA
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Referendum other local consultations
Street protest/marches
Strikes
Hunger strikes and self immolation
Appeals/recourse to economic valuation of the environment
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity, Mine tailing spills
Other Environmental impactsThe project is certain to affect water resources if carried out
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Militarization and increased police presence, Violations of human rights
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Land dispossession
Other socio-economic impactsThere have been several deaths among opponents to the project
Outcome
Project StatusStopped
Conflict outcome / response:Deaths, Assassinations, Murders
Repression
Strengthening of participation
Technical solutions to improve resource supply/quality/distribution
Under negotiation
Violent targeting of activists
Application of existing regulations
New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study
Project temporarily suspended
A public consultation or referendum took place in 2009, against the project.
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:El proyecto estuvo detenido en 2012, hasta la presentacion de un nuevo EIA que tome en cuenta y solucione las observaciones hechas al anterior. A
partir de su nueva presentacion ha habido un rebrote de las protestas que
se han dado hasta ahora.
Sources & Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

El Proyecto Minero Tia Maria y sus Potenciales Impactos Ambientales, Chavez, Mary, Accion Solidaria por el Desarrollo

Fact Sheet, Peru, Tia Maria, EJOLT

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Contributor:Patricio Chavez & JMA
Last update18/08/2019
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