Representative Matters

Cleanup of existing smelter facility in Peru

Parsons Behle & Latimer was retained by a mining client to represent it on environmental liability issues concerning initially the privatization and later ongoing operations of its smelter in La Oroya, Peru. Principal issues included amendments to the PAMA (consent decree) and obtaining commitment from the Government of Peru to perform soil remediation in the town of La Oroya and to indemnify client for bodily injury claims brought by parents in La Oroya on behalf of their children exposed to lead in the soils in exchange for client's commitment to complete its final environmental project under existing PAMA.