Protests Targeting Newmont Gold Project

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Peruvian protesters attacked Newmont Mining Corp.’s installations for the second time in a month. Protesters opposed to the company’s $4.8 billion Minas Conga gold and copper deposit, the Andean country’s biggest investment project, burned down a piping warehouse and stole contractors’ equipment in the northern Andes.

Environmental protests by farmers who fear mining will pollute water sources have blocked projects by companies including Southern Copper Corp., Anglo American Plc and Bear Creek Mining Corp.

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Industry Tags: Water Control
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