St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) August 17, 2005
The Doe Run Company condemns the alleged attacks on Saint Louis University Environmental Health Study teams in La Oroya, Peru, the week of August 15, 2005. The Environmental Health Study teams are visiting La Oroya to conduct research on the impact of smelter operations on the health of local residents.
In a statement, company President and CEO Jeffrey Zelms expressed his concern at news of the alleged attacks.
ÂThe Doe Run Company and its subsidiary, Doe Run Peru, respect Saint Louis UniversityÂs interest in studying health-related issues in La Oroya and surrounding communities. Further, we support constructive dialogue and peaceful interaction. We encourage everyone involved to do the same and to continue to work for the good of the people of La Oroya. We condemn violence in all its forms.
ÂDoe Run PeruÂs focus is on addressing the health and environmental problems in La Oroya, in collaboration with the Peruvian government and the local community. This week, we are focused on supporting community workshops that are sharing information with and soliciting input from the people of La Oroya and neighboring communities on the companyÂs plant-related environmental projects.
ÂDoe Run Peru remains committed to improving health and environmental conditions in La Oroya, always with the communityÂs consent and respecting the governmentÂs authority and responsibility in these matters,Â Zelms said.
About the Doe Run Company
The Doe Run Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a privately held natural resource company focused on environmentally sound mineral production, recycling and metals fabrication. Based in St. Louis, the company and its subsidiaries serve as North AmericaÂs largest integrated lead producer and third-largest total lead producer worldwide, employing more than 4,000 people. The company and its employees are committed to practicing environmental stewardship while producing essential raw materials Â- lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver Â- that are needed for everyday life. Doe Run and its subsidiaries have U.S. operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona, and South American operations in Peru.
For more information on Doe Run visit http://www.doerun.com.
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