Intag's Recurrent Nightmare: Adding Up The Costs Of Ecuador's Mineral Wars

Zorrilla, Carlos

Publisher:  Upside Down World
Date Written:  05/05/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17533

Intag is situated in Northwestern Ecuador. In the 1990s Bishimetal, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, found evidence of a large copper deposit lying in the bowels of the biodiverse Toisan Range. In 1997 it was forced to abandon the project. In 2012 CODELCO, Ecuador’s state-owned mining company moved to revive the project as part of a government to government agreement. The nightmare returns.

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