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OAS Human Rights Commission withdraws demand for Marlin Mine closure

Author: Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb, Published on: 20 December 2011

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States has notified the Guatemalan government that…[it] has withdrawn its demand that Guatemala close Goldcorp's Marlin Mine. The action follows a petition by the Presidential Commission on Human Rights...which determined "no proof exists that there is any situation presenting serious or imminent harm to persons or that there is a probability that any damage will materialize and, therefore, there does not exist a situation of extreme seriousness or urgency to avoid irreparable harm to persons as a result of the operations at the Marline mine."…Goldcorp CEO Chuck Jeannes said, "Goldcorp is gratified that the IACHR has taken into account the extensive information available, including water quality monitoring since before mine construction began and technical studies, which demonstrates that the Marlin mine is not causing and has not caused harm to human health or the environment..."

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Related companies: Goldcorp (now Newmont Goldcorp)