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Compromise solution for Loma Miranda

Santo Domingo.-  The Dominican Republic Mining and Oil Chamber (Camipe) proposed combining the mining area alongside the protected area on the grounds that the Falcondo concession is quite large, covering an area of 46 square kilometers between the Ortega mountain until La Vega, it has four river sources and the mineral-rich area barely covers 4.1 kilometers.

Camipe president José Sena says that mining could take place on Loma Miranda without affecting the waters of the Jaguey river.

“This is to say, that in order to coexist as a society, I would like to propose on behalf of the Chamber that both activities should be combined. There are areas within Falconbridge in very good condition that could be protected areas, which would mean we could have a win-win solution,” suggested Sena.

He said that after mining a mining national park could be created, and it must be ensured that the closure plans are implemented for each vein that is mined and those that are being mined.

Sena also proposed that after the process the plants should be dismantled and that all the area should be restored before being returned to the State.

The Camipe vice president said that this is an important solution to the Loma Miranda conflict, while accepting that the country needs its material resources and the conditions are in place for carrying out this activity in a responsible manner.

Sena was speaking at the Corripio Communications Group luncheon meeting together with Camipe vice president, Luis Eduardo Díaz, treasurer Félix Mercedes, secretary Cristina Thomén and member Pedro Esteva, as well as former president Julio Espaillat.

Source: DT

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