Costa Rica condemned for mining practices
The Third Forum of the Cocibolca Lake and San Juan River strongly condemned the Costa Rican government for authorizing the open pit mining operation at Crucitas yesterday. Members of the non-governmental organization pointed out the enviromental threat represented by the mine, which is just three kilometers from the San Juan River.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Before issuing its statement, the director of the Rio Foundation, Antonio Ruiz, delivered to the government copies of the resolution of Costa Rica's Technical National Environment Secretariat and a resolution signed by the Minister of Environment and Energy, Roberto Dobles Mora, which exhausted the administrative process, granting environmental viability to the Crucitas project.
President Oscar Arias has signed a decree lifting the six-year prohibition of new mining projects.
Mining companies anticipate good results for 2016, not only because of the expected improvement in international prices but also due to the dynamism of local construction.
Conglomerates of Caribe S.A. will send its first shipment of 40,000 tons of gravin from Puerto Cortés to the United States.
Modifications planned to the Mining Resources Code also include requirements for environmental studies.
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