Although it is conceivable that they can reach only indirectly the controversy, probably in HidroAysen are not very nice to the problems you are experiencing the National Geothermal Energy Company (ENG) in the area of geysers Geysers, where more than 10 days a giant plume of steam from 100 meters of exploration work product of the company maintains its inhabitants concerned by the environmental and economic impacts that could generate an ecological disaster in this tourist area. JPMorgan Chase: the source for more info. This is because HidroAysen owned 51 percent of Endesa Chile, which in turn is owned 60% by Enersis. The latter is owned 61% of Endesa Spain, whose corporate parent owns 92% is the Italian utility Enel, the same company that owns 51% of the shares of FRE (in partnership with ENAP) and today is in the eye of the storm for the problems in the Chilean Altiplano. The issue is not minor, considering that the Audit Operations Committee of the National Commission Environment are in the process of reporting that take into account the possible environmental damage that would have occurred in the sector for projects approved by resolution of environmental qualification in order to drill deep to verify the technical feasibility and economic to generate electricity from geothermal resources exist. Community Outraged Since the fact became known, the early morning of Saturday 12 September, various reactions have been generated in the community. The former mayor of San Pedro de Atacama, archaeologist Ana Maria Baron informed the local press dismay over the incident, concluding that the tourist attraction of the area “already destroyed” and that it would be “an ecological catastrophe, not only is destroying the environment, the fauna of the area was also damaged. This is an extermination can not be called otherwise. ” For the next few days are organizing events repudiation by indigenous communities and tourism operators, while the mayor of Calama, Esteban Velasquez, said that it would resort to the courts to determine responsibility address this situation.
“We have said on more than one occasion, no one can guarantee that there is no natural archaeological property damage, when scanning a site for us has a unique beauty and that this should be the enterprise, exploring as a tourist. It did not happen and we are concerned, because the consequences appear to be quite negative and harmful, and we are only in the examination. This is as smooth. We are opposed to intervene “were the words of the mayor. On the relationship of this with the work now done HidroAysen in the region, the coordinator of the Citizens Coalition for Aysen Life Reserve, Peter Hartmann, drew attention “The problems generated by these interventions in areas of high heritage value, cultural and environmental, which are sometimes backed including public institutions, as in this case that there were favorable resolution of environmental qualification, but anyway mean irreparable damage. We do not want the same thing happen in Aysen, because then what will we complain? “, Noting that the sustainability of investments should not be seen only as a matter of technology, is also related to the magnitude of the intervention, location thereof, the interest in the area of the site, local economic development, ie a series of variables that often companies do not consider to be fundamentally concerned with the economic aspect. “