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Opponents of key permits at Tia Maria Copper Mine in Peru say they will go on strike indefinitely
Jul 11,2019 14:05CST
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This week Southern Copper was approved to build the $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper project, which is expected to help Southern Copper become one of the world's top three metal miners. But opponents say there will be an indefinite strike until the permit is revoked. At least six people have been killed in protests against the project over the past decade.
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SMM7 11-Southern Copper was approved this week to build a US $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper project, which is expected to help Southern Copper become one of the world's top three metal miners.

But opponents of the project said on Wednesday that there would be an indefinite strike until the permit was revoked. Because they think the project will disrupt local agricultural production and pollute water sources, although Southern Copper (Southern Copper) has plans to build a desalination plant, they are still opposed.

At least six people have been killed in protests against the project over the past decade. So about 400 police officers have been sent to the area to prevent possible violence.

Previously, Nantong also said that if it could not reach an agreement with the local community, it would not begin the construction of the mining area.

The project is expected to produce 120000 tons of copper a year.

The Tia Maria copper mine is an important part of Grupo Mexico's plan, and Raul Jacob5, the company's chief financial officer, said last month that South Copper would also invest an additional $10 billion in the plan to increase copper production from 987000 tons this year to 1.81 million tons in 2026. "correlation analysis-the mining license granted by Peru to the Southern Copper Tia Maria project is expected to produce 120000 tons of copper per year.

 

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