Colombia: Report alleges Cerrejón coal mine causes diseases, pollution, and poverty - responses by Cerrejón Coal, CMC, DONG Energy, Vattenfall

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7 July 2010

DanWatch report on social & environmental impacts of Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2010 DanWatch issued a report on the alleged negative social & environmental impacts of the Cerrejon coal mine in northern Colombia, which supplies coal to DONG Energy and Vattenfall: The Curse of Coal...DONG Energy provided a response to the Danish Ministry of Finance...The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the other companies mentioned in the report to respond [Responses from Cerrejon Coal & CMC [both are joint ventures of Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Xstrata] and Vattenfall]...On 22 July, we received a "rectification" letter from Armando Pérez Araújo, community lawyer in the Tabaco case.

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Author: Compilado por el Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

[El informe está disponible solo en inglés, pero la respuesta de la empresa está disponible en español...El 22 de julio, recibimos una carta de "rectificación” por parte de Armando Pérez Araújo, abogado de la comunidad en el caso Tabaco.]

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