Environmental Court confirms total and definitive closure of Pascua Lama mining project

The First Environmental Court of Antofagasta confirmed the total and definitive closure of the Pascua Lama mining project by the Canadian company Barrick Gold. Also the court reported that a fine of more than $7 billion will be maintained against the firm. The minister of the First Environmental Court, Mauricio Oviedo, explained that “the ruling reaffirms that Pascua Lama did not fully comply with its Environmental Qualification Resolution which led the SMA to apply various sanctions to the mining company for serious violations.”

Source: EMOL