McGill Research Group Investigating
Canadian Mining in Latin America

Moa Bay, Cuba

Key Data

Company:Moa Nickel S.A., Sherrit International Inc. Operational status:production reopened 2008 Materials extracted: Type of mine:open pit Main issues:water


Synopsis: Mining project has contaminated 6 miles and 1350 ha of coastal watersof Cabanas river with sulfurous discharge, affecting local fishing activities. The company was given a ten-year grace period to bring its operations up to national environmental standards. This ran out in 2004 and community representatives claim that these standards have not been met.