Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Bayovar Project: First Non-Metallic Mining Project EIA for Phosphate Recovery in South America
Martha Ly Arrascue, Aldo Léon Vásquez, Jorge Chávez Blancas and José Luis Vega Farfán
Sep 30, 2009
The Bayóvar Project is a non-metallic mining project that involves extraction of the phosphate deposits and processing to produce concentrates for export. The Project is located in the district and province of Sechura, department of Piura, approximately 1 000 km north of Lima, 110 km south of Piura and 30 km from the Pacific Ocean. The closest town to the Project area is a cove called Puerto Rico located about 5 km from the proposed port and 40 km from the mine site.
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