La Oroya http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Former Doe Run subsidiary criticized for smelter pollution in Peru http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-doe-run-subsidiary-criticized-smelter-pollution-peru <p><strong><em>Updated 1:20 p.m. August 1 with reopening of smelter</em></strong></p><p>The Doe Run Peru smelter in La Oroya, which had been clsoed due to financial and environmental compliance issues since 2009, resumed zinc processing operations over the weekend.</p><p>Peru&#39;s Minister of Energy and Mines, Jorge Merino Tafur, is reported to have said that lead smelting would also resume in the not too distant future. Restarting copper production would likely take longer, since that would require building a plant to control sulfuric acid emissions.</p><p>Doe Run Peru is owned by the Renco Group, which also owns the St. Louis-based Doe Run Resources Corporation. The metal smelting companies in Missouri and Peru have operated independently since 2007.</p><p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:29:50 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 4148 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Doe Run subsidiary criticized for smelter pollution in Peru