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  • island_looker island_looker Jun 28, 2013 3:11 PM Flag

    Mayors of 16 municipalities have signed against Pascua Lama

    Mayors of 16 municipalities have signed against Pascua Lama

    Mayors of 16 municipalities in northern Chile signed against Pascua Lama project and all the companies and / or individuals that irreversibly damage the ecosystem, following an initiative of Valley Defense Council Guasco , the tenth consecutive year that calls for the closure total project of the Canadian company Barrick Gold.

    The mayors of Vallenar, Guasco, Copiapo, Diego de Almagro, Freirina, together with those of Arica, Putre, Ollague, Antofagasta, Calama Tocopillay, this month joined the initiative also has the support of the municipalities of Maria Elena , Mejillones, Sierra Gorda and Taltal, among others, highlights a letter released by the Council in conjunction with the Latin American Observatory of Environmental Conflicts, OCLA.

    "Contaminated water, glaciers destroyed, nearly 20 workers killed in the tasks of Pascua Lama, without water basins, the river with feces and chemicals" are some of the damage that the Council report and that resulted in that communities need to tank truck for supplies of this vital resource.

    "But only now, more than 10 years, reaffirms that this project Pascua Lama is impractical and highly dangerous for us and us", explains in his report.

    Chilean court recently fined by the Canadian company irreparable damage glaciers, however only considered the environmental effects that are evident in photographs and studies of the region. Guasco community requested that the Environmental Qualification Resolution ask the total closure and Barrick project.

    According to a letter released by the Council of Mayors signatories pledged "to support communities in terms of legal strategy and be part of legal action at the time interpose when needed".

    The Defense Council Guasco Valley is a social organization with legal personality from the April 5, 2005 gathers his people, inspired by the need to protect natural resources, highlights the organization.

    "Many of the citizens of the Va

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