Nexa halts Atacocha zinc-lead unit in Peru amid protests

Base metals producer Nexa Resources decided to halt activities of the San Gerardo open-pit zinc-lead mine at its Atacocha unit, in central Peru, because of road blockades that have been hindering access to the facility, the Brazil-headquartered company said on Thursday May 12.

Protests by the Joraoniyoc community, also from the Pasco region where Atacocha is located, led to the blockade. Despite a minimal material impact on production, Nexa limited operations to guarantee...

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Renato Rostás

May 13, 2022

12:39 GMT

São Paulo