Bergman recognizes that the cyanide spill contaminated the water Barrick San Juan
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The minister recalled that received "this week's neighbors Jáchal", a town near the Veladero mine, which controls the multinational Barrick Gold, and promised to soon travel to the province.
days past president Mauricio Macri visited San Juan and from there announced removed from withholding mining.
Bergman, told Radio Continental, said he took "a commitment" with sanjuaninos affected villagers and visit the area to "verify" whether the nation has "competence in the fact of the appeal" presented by the neighbors to the provincial Justice .
The Nation can intervene, he said, "if there is contamination in interjurisdictional basins, ie, if you leave the limits of San Juan, or even if it is very close and pollutes jurisdiction of National Parks".
Also, Bergman recalled that upon taking office a "report" of the previous government, which included "pre-existing" analysis of the Federal Police and United Nations, "also raises the existence of this contamination" was found.
It also includes a "technical report on the handling of such wastes" dangerous by the mine.
After being detected, "immediately refer to Justice, provincial and also the cause that leads the doctor (Sebastian) Casanello" Buenos Aires Federal judge.
In the Veladero mine, located on the Andes, in northern San Juan, it occurred last September spilled over one million liters of solution cyanide into rivers in the area, so they are being forward two investigations, the provincial and federal.
"Here clearly our jurisdiction has to do, and we see exercise rigorously, on the management of hazardous waste," said the minister, while said his portfolio is "in the process of opening a file for manipulation" of that such substances.
In that regard, he pointed out that the management of pollutants is an "independent mining itself is associated, but it is another violation" legal figure.
Therefore, "when no spill of hazardous waste", as happened in Veladero, the nation must "act," he said.
But in this context, also he claimed that Justice acting in cases of contamination "with the speed and urgency required for these emergencies."
On the other hand, it ensured that reactivates the realization of the "inventory of glaciers" as required by law, as the previous government "first and then vetoed underfinanced for that can not be done."