“There’s a lot of pollution, We have many silicosis patients here., Boys and girls with autism and the pollution that covers all the roofs. They dried up our river and poured water into it, kill all wildlife To prioritize water for the work of mining and agricultural companies,” says the mayor.
in this context, National Geology and Mining Service of Chile (Sernejomin) ordered the mining corporation, Compania Candelaria, to paralyze all its operations in the area.
Government will punish those responsible for sinkhole
According to a statement on Monday, the Chilean government will seek to impose harsher sanctions on those responsible for the sinkhole near the Canadian Lundin copper mine in the north of the country. Minister of Mines, Marcela Hernando,
“Despite the fact that Sernajomin conducted an inspection in July, was not able to detect this overexploitation And, therefore, it also makes us think that we need to improve our control procedures,” the minister said in a statement.
So far, officials have not provided details of the investigation being carried out into the cause of the incident.
,We’re about to move on to the final results of the approvalNot only fine because sometimes the state has very little equipment and the fines are insignificant, but not only the fines, but the dire consequences for the mining company should be exemplary.”
Canadian company Owns 80% ownershipWhile the remaining 20% is in the hands of Sumitomo Metal Mining and Sumitomo Corporation of Japan.