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Monday, January 14

CNet / Reuters Peru mining town looks beyond environmental mess: "U.S. metals firm Doe Run, took up the challenge of transforming the dismal landscape around La Oroya four years ago with a raft of environmentally-friendly initiatives. But environmentalists warn that those pledges could be in vain if the metal working and refining operations are not reined in." For more than 80 years, few people wanted to recognize the damage that mining was doing to the Andean environment. It's intriguing that that the latest owner is willing to try to make amends. It will require huge investments.

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