Minera Autlan resumes mine operations following blockades

Thursday, 31 October 2019 15:08:37 (GMT+3)   |   Sao Paulo

Mexican ferroalloys and manganese producer Minera Autlan has reportedly resumed operations at its Hidalgo plant, following 51 days of blockades, according to media reports. The company had fired 60 workers, a recent report from El Sol de Tulancingo said.

Media reports said communities have been blocking access to a company’s plant, also known as the Naopa plant, which is one of the company’s key manganese sites.

The blockades ended as local communities, environment supporters and Minera Autlan agreed to start an “analysis” to determine the harm, if any, Minera Autlan’s operations in the region have caused. The inspection will take place by year-end, a media report from La Silla Rota Hidalgo said.

Communities and demonstrators claim Minera Autlan is disposing of residues at the Claro River in the region. 

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