Chile judge visits Barrick's Pascua Lama mine - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Chile judge visits Barrick's Pascua Lama mine

Posted:
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -

-- A Chilean judge is visiting Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua Lama mine in a review of the suspended project.

   Judge Antonio Ulloa is evaluating the project Monday before he rules whether construction can resume at the world's highest-altitude gold mine.

   He is visiting the mine with company officials, environmental regulators and leaders of the Diaguita indigenous community, who live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the mine.

   The appeals court judge temporarily suspended construction work in April after siding with the Diaguita against the world's biggest gold mining company. The Diaguita say the mine threatens their water supply and pollutes nearby glaciers.

   Chile's environmental regulator then blocked the $8.5 billion project in May and imposed its maximum fine citing "serious violations" of its environmental permit.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.