Tell Congress: Make this lead smelting company clean up its mess in La Oroya, Peru
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Tell Congress: Make this lead smelting company clean up its mess in La Oroya, Peru

    1. Sponsored by

      Oxfam America

Since Doe Run Peru took over the lead smelter in the city of La Oroya, public health has suffered. Doe Run, one of the largest lead producers in the world, has failed to adequately clean up the smelter – and as a result, townspeople and children suffer from health issues that are clearly connected to lead poisoning.

Doe Run Peru has failed to comply with its environmental obligations, even when it became clear that local families were suffering. And now, they’re threatening to sue the Peruvian government under the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement for not cleaning up the problems the company itself helped create..

Incredibly, Doe Run has even sought the support of the U.S. Congress in its case against the government of Peru.

Tell Congress: stand with the people of Peru – not Doe Run – and hold the company accountable for cleaning up La Oroya and protecting public health.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 30,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Catherine Hynds SEATTLE, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      I believe in clean all for all people.

    • Neesha Rahim OLD GREENWICH, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      The people in La Oroya have suffered so much. Change must happen now.

    • Kate Turner COCOA BEACH, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I went to La Oroya some years back and I have never forgotten the very ill children and families, the people scared to speak for fear of losing their jobs.

    • Marjorie Richards BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Doe Run should be held responsible for the environmental cleanup that they promised to take care of

    • Samantha Sieg CHEEKTOWAGA, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Peoples lives are being ruined, there is no need for that.


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