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The informal mining is one of the most serious environmental problems in Peru that has spread like a cancer, however, has a very fast system for granting mining rights from the Geological Mining and Metallurgical Institute (Ingemmet) without providing problems that may arise in the future.
Informal mining is one of the most serious environmental problems in the country that has spread like a cancer in the gold price from Piura to Arequipa and Tacna, in addition, there are informal miners are invading formal mines, he said.
“We are observing the Mother of God the greatest environmental disaster ever seen in the Amazon and are taking some measures such as suspension of the granting of new mining rights for two years from the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM),” he said.
He also mentioned that they are working to keep out the dredges, a vessel used to excavate material below water level and raise the extracted material to the surface, they destroy the river systems.
Reminded that they are working in mining zones in order to establish the areas where mining may be made to protect the environment and natural resources that exist in different regions of the country. The minister noted that today there will be a meeting at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) with the Association of Miners of the Mother of God.
“I want to see you to step forward and say they are willing to improve and work together because we can not continue working and polluting rivers with mercury,” he said.
He said that the mining rights 1.545 Mother of God, only 16 have environmental license and all others are illegal and in this respect there is nothing to discuss. He noted that for now are working in Madre de Dios in the suspension of the granting of new mining rights for two years, but being detected similar problems elsewhere as the province of Condorcanqui (Amazonas).
Brack also warned that those who break the rules will be punished.
Finally, he stressed that there is technology that does not use mercury mining, as suggested by a Dutch company that sells machines for extracting gold without mercury, and it has to promote.