Public Citizen | December 2012
Renco uses U.S. - Peru FTA to evade justice for La Oroya pollution
U.S.-based Renco Group Inc. is trying to use the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to evade justice after its subsidiary Doe Run has been widely accused of failing to fulfill its commitments to limit and clean up grievous pollution created by its metal smelter in La Oroya. Renco, owned by one of the richest men in the United States, is using the FTA
to try to escape its environmental responsibilities in Peru and to avoid compensating
the children who are suffering from pollution levels far above international standards in La Oroya, which was designated as one of the 10 most polluted sites in the world.