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MINING: Health of the population in jeopardy

After the government of Peru in South America reduced the environmental quality standards to facilitate the sale of the metallurgical complex of La Oroya, the Archbishop of Huancayo, Msgr. Pedro Barreto Jimeno, spoke with the press to denounce that this measure is harmful for the health of the population.

Msgr. Barreto Jimeno noted that since 1928, the State has made money at the expense of the population of this area and will not allow this situation to be repeated. 

A local source highlights that the government has allowed sulfur dioxide emissions up to 250 micrograms, while before, the maximum was 20. The Dean of the College of Engineers, Fredy Matos, expressed his disagreement with this flexibility as it will affect the health of the population. The issue of mining in the area has been going on for a long time.


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