Owners of big copper mine fined 77000 in Peru

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Pulgar-Vidal says that under standards set since the spill, Antamina would have faced a higher fine. The new rules set a maximum fine of $41 million for a single incident of environmental contamination.Antamina’s owners are BHP Billiton, Glencore-Xstrata, Teck Cominco and Mitsubishi Corp.The slurry caused nosebleeds, nausea, blurred vision and headaches. Some villagers complain of recurring symptoms.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk The difference between men and women when it comes to pain New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peru’s environment minister says the government has fined the owners of one of the world’s largest zinc and copper mines $77,000 for a toxic slurry spill last year that sickened dozens of villagers.Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal tells The Associated Press that the Antamina consortium was fined for infractions that included a delay in alerting authorities. Immediately after the July 25 spill, he had called for the maximum penalty of $13 million.center_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img read more