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Peru wants to sell dirty smelter but has to lower air standards

La Oroya - Peru's La Oroya polymetallic smelting plant has been for sale since the company who owned it went bankrupt in 2009. So Peru is proposing to loosen air quality standards in some parts of the country to attract buyers, despite the plant's dirty past.
 

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For Sale - La Oroya smelter - We will lower air quality standards says Peru
For Sale - La Oroya smelter - We will lower air quality standards says Peru
Tours Centro Peru
In an image taken in 2016  the La Oroya smelter  which sits near the town s population center is see...
In an image taken in 2016, the La Oroya smelter, which sits near the town's population center is seen. Notice the barren mountainsides.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - Yale University
Under the leadership of its coordinator  Congressman Casio Huaire Chuquichaico  the Junin Parliament...
Under the leadership of its coordinator, Congressman Casio Huaire Chuquichaico, the Junin Parliamentary Group held a meeting in which legislators expressed concerns about the Doe Run case affecting the population of La Oroya and the modernization of the Jauja airport. (Translation by Google Translate).
Congreso de la República del Perú
Smelters like this complex in La Oroya  Peru  have contributed to widespread metal pollution in Lati...
Smelters like this complex in La Oroya, Peru, have contributed to widespread metal pollution in Latin America.
National Institutes of Health/