Last update:
2014-04-08

Chinchaycocha, Junin, Peru

Description:

El lago de Junin o Chinchaycocha se ubica en la Pampa de Junin o Meseta de Bombon, sobre 4000 m.s.n.m., entre las provincias de Pasco y Junin.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Chinchaycocha, Junin, Peru
Country:Peru
State or province:Junin
Location of conflict:Junin
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict: 1st level:Water Management
Type of conflict: 2nd level :Tailings from mines
Establishment of reserves/national parks
Water access rights and entitlements
Specific commodities:Water
Project Details and Actors
Project details:

represa hidroelectrica empresas mineras, contaminan agua en perjuicio de comunidades

Project area:27000
Type of populationRural
Affected Population:20000
Start of the conflict:1920
Company names or state enterprises:Electroandes
ElectroPeru
Volcan from Peru
Doe Run from United States of America
Compañia Minera Aurex from Peru
Minera El Brocal S.A. from Peru
Relevant government actors:Comision Ambiental Regional Andina Central , Plan y Sistema de Gestion Ambiental Chinchaycocha, Municipalidad de Junin, MINAM
International and Finance InstitutionsInteramerican Court of Human Rights (IACHR)
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Frente Ecologico Alto Andino, Comite de Defensa y Vigilancia del Lago, CONACAMI Coordinadora de Comunidades Afectadas por la Minera, CORECAMI Coordinadora Regional de Comunidades Afectadas por la Minería
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stageMobilization for reparations once impacts have been felt
Groups mobilizing:Farmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Local government/political parties
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Recreational users
Local scientists/professionals
Forms of mobilization:Blockades
Community-based participative research (popular epidemiology studies, etc..)
Creation of alternative reports/knowledge
Development of a network/collective action
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Media based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Floods (river, coastal, mudflow), Food insecurity (crop damage), Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity
Potential: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Mine tailing spills
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Loss of livelihood, Land dispossession
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Militarization and increased police presence, Violations of human rights, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:Institutional changes
Negotiated alternative solution
Strengthening of participation
Application of existing regulations
Se ha intentado un juicio por via penal. Finalmente en febrero 2013 ingresó la solicitud ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos a fin de que dicte medidas cautelares contra el Estado peruano por el retardo injustificado en la denuncia formulada, expediente Nº MC-43-13.
Development of alternatives:Plan y Sistema de Gestion Ambiental Chinchaycocha
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:La contaminacion de las aguas del lago ha sido probada, sin embargo las
autoridades no dan solucion a las inundaciones de
terrenos de comunidades, ni, por ahora, de sancinan a las empresas mineras.
Sources and Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Blog Escenario saludable (Percy Salomé)

Informe del caso Chinchaycocha (Comisión Pueblos Andinos, Amazónicos y Afroperuanos, Ambiente y Ecología) Junio 2008

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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Other comments:Este conflicto es uno de los que dio lugar al surgimiento de la Cordinadora de Comunidades Afectadas por la Minera CONACAMI en Peru
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Contributor:Patricio Chavez y JMA
Last update08/04/2014
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