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Peruvian Smelter Emits Toxic Pollutants

Case Number # 26216

The people (especially the children) who live in La Oroya, in the Peruvian Andes, have dangerous levels of lead in their blood. The source is a smelter operated by a company based in Missouri. Earthjustice is working to persuade the company to provide desperately needed medical care.

Press Releases

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
City extensively contaminated by Doe Run Peru Smelter
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Children living near smelter contaminated with high levels of lead
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Virtually all the children in La Oroya suffer from lead poisoning
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
IACHR to examine Peru's responsibility for contamination from Doe Run Corp. facility
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Children breathe sulfur dioxide pollution at 300 times level permitted by WHO
Friday, June 30, 2006
U.S.-owned smelter continues to contaminate region
Thursday, April 14, 2005
American-owned smelter has poisoned nearly everyone