Doe Run Peru to be granted a 30 month extension for environmental cleanup

Isabel Guerra

Traffic was 100% restored to normality today in La Oroya, where groups of demonstrators had been blocking the Central Road again.

Peru’s Mining and Energy (MEM) had granted a 20 month extension for complying with the environmental cleanup plan (PAMA), but the workers were demanding that the extension should be of 36 months.

After the recent protests, MEM’s authorities estimate that the deadline could be extended to 30 months instead of 20, and submitted the new proposal to the Congress, which very likely to be approved today.

The union leaders have not made any statement yet, and, reportedly, La Oroya city  remains calm.

However, local schools are closed, as well as some shops.

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