Doe Run Must Clean Up in Peru

1 decade 3 years 5 months ago Friday, June 30 2006 Jun 30, 2006 Friday, June 30, 2006 7:56:22 PM CDT June 30, 2006 in News
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Peru's Constitutional Tribunal decision ordered the Ministry of Health to implement an emergency plan to alleviate toxic emissions in La Oroya, which is 90 miles east of the Peruvian capital of Lima. St. Louis-based Doe Run Company was given a three year extension in May to complete three treatment plants to lower toxic emissions. In exchange, the company pledged to provide permanent health care for children and pregnant women in La Oroya and to clean up homes, streets and other areas around the plant. Studies by Doe Run, Peru and Saint Louis University have detected elevated levels of heavy metals in townspeople.

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