Del Monte to Appeal Closing of Pineapple Producer in Costa Rica

The Environmental Administrative Court ordered an immediate halt of activities and the closing of the pineapple packing plant.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In the face of the Environmental Administrative Tribunal's decision to close its packing plant facilities for exceeding the permitted amount of a chemical in its wastewater, the Del Monte Agricultural Development Corporation, SA, indicated that it would appeal the decision.

The website reported the company’s statements: "An official company communiqué argued that the chemical has not been used since the plant was purchased less than a year ago because they are Health Ministry requirements."

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Costa Rica: Court Sustains Measures Against Crucitas Gold Mine

June 2010

An appeals court maintained a series of precautionary measures hampering the development of Crucitas gold mine, owned by Infinito Gold.

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Del Monte Reopens Packing Plant

June 2009

The Administrative Environmental Court authorized Fresh Del Monte to reopen its pineapple packing plant under set conditions.

On May 18th, the Court ordered an immediate stop and closure of the plant´s activities in Siquirres, Limón for surpassing the permitted amount of chemicals in its runoff water.

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