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Peru: Concerns around social & environmental impacts at three mines owned by Grupo Mexico

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3 September 2019

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3 September 2019

Overview of concerns around copper mine in Quellaveco on the Asana river, Peru

Author: Environmental Justice Atlas

Environmental Impacts Visible: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Noise pollution, Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems
Potential: Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Soil erosion, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity, Mine tailing spills
Health Impacts Potential: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Mental problems including stress, depression and suicide
Socio-economical Impacts Visible: Displacement, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession
Potential: Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures

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Article
3 September 2019

Overview of concerns around Cuajone-Toquepala, Ilo, Peru

Author: Environmental Justice Atlas

Environmental Impacts Visible: Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, 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
Potential: Air pollution, Waste overflow, Mine tailing spills
Health Impacts Potential: Malnutrition
Socio-economical Impacts Visible: Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Militarization and increased police presence, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors

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Article
3 September 2019

Overview of concerns around Tia Maria, Peru

Author: Environmental Justice Atlas

Environmental Impacts Potential: 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 impacts The project is certain to affect water resources if carried out
Socio-economical Impacts Visible: 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 impacts There have been several deaths among opponents to the project

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