Provisions of the Mine Closure Law look to reduce environmental impact.
This week details of a new law addressing mine closures – Ley de Cierre de Mineras – were made public. The law aims to minimize the environmental effects of mining as well as the health-related consequences for surrounding communities by mandating that mining companies provide funding for proper cleanup after a mine closes.
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Nina is an undergrad at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts where she studies International Relations. Her regional focus in Latin America led her to chose the Tufts-in-Chile study abroad program. She currently splits her time between the Santiago Times and classes at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. If all goes well she hopes to extend her stay for a full year, but not before heading home for a little dose of Rochester, New York winter between semesters!