Peruvian regulators reduce fine for Doe Run Peru mining company

Living in Peru
Jobana Soto

Doe Run Peru can breathe in a sigh of relief as Peruvian regulators reduced a fine imposed on the company by almost half. The fine was levied on the mining and metals company in response to allegations of violating Peruvian environmental laws at its La Oroya metals processing facility.

According to a recent press release, in the last ten years Doe Run Peru has reduced the volume of effluents going into the Mantaro River by 88 percent, has virtually eliminated the lead content in those effluents at 99.9 percent, reduced air lead levels in La Oroya by 77 percent and reduced dust emissions by 70 percent.

Doe Run Peru’s Vice President for Environmental Affairs, Jose Mogrovejo, acknowledge that the company has followed through with Peruvian environmental laws which lead to the fine reduction under the authority of the Board of Directors of Osingermin, an independent regulatory agency.

Prior to this news, last May the U.S. Blacksmith Institute sent a team to the La Oroya location with reports noting the company’s programs were on pace with resolving the the town’s environmental issues in the near future.

News Source: PR Web Newswire