Metals producer Doe Run Peru’s creditors rejected a restructuring plan the company presented with a view to restarting operations at the La Oroya smelter, said in a statement the Energy and Mines Ministry, Jorge Merino Tafur.
The Doe Run Company Mining News
Negotiations between protesting miners and regional authorities resulted in an agreement to create a high-level commission to investigate the continued closure of the La Oroya mining complex in Peru.
Peru's Minister of Energy and Mines Jorge Merino Tafur said the government is working hard on creating social programs for the communities and towns of La Oroya, which has been severely affected by the closure of Doe Run’s metallurgical complex three years ago.
The lead smelting process is getting greener thanks to new technology unveiled recently by The Doe Run Company.