UK’s Hochschild fights Peru’s plans to close mines over environmental impact

UK’s Hochschild fights Peru’s plans to close mines over environmental impact

London-listed firm says it will ‘vigorously defend’ plan to continue mining gold and silver

The UK metals company Hochschild Mining is to fight plans by Peru’s government to hasten the closure of several mines in the southern Ayacucho region because of concerns over their environmental impact.

The London-listed mining company has promised to “vigorously defend” its plan to continue mining gold and silver from two mines – Pallancata and Inmaculada – which it claims operate under the “highest environmental standards”.

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