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6 Jul 2010

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

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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:


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.  Here are the responses we received:

Cerrejon Coal & CMC response, 6 Jul 2010

Respuesta de Carbones del Cerrejón y CMC, 6 julio 2010 (en español)

Vattenfall response, 6 Jul 2010


On 22 July, we received a "rectification" letter from Armando Pérez Araújo, community lawyer in the Tabaco case.  You can read the letter here.  [The translation into English was made by Cerrejón]

El 22 de julio, recibimos una carta de "rectificación” por parte de Armando Pérez Araújo, abogado de la comunidad en el caso Tabaco. Puede leer la carta acá.

Company Responses

Cerrejón Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP & Glencore) View Response
Vattenfall View Response