Open from Santa Cruz has riches of uranium and copper
Provincial route reaching the populations of the Valle del Silencio, in the Andean Department of Santa Victoria Oeste, is cut from more than three weeks ago. Place live a social and border conflict since November 28, 2013 a binational Commission set up a new milestone between the two other already existing and left living in Bolivia 17 families from Salta.
To get to the last Argentine school in the area, the 4,206 border Argentina, have to leave vehicles at the slope and walk an hour and a half down. The people of open Santa Cruz, Santa Maria and Santa Cruz are isolated. From there you can see another way.
It is new, down to the north end to the South and neighboring Bolivia was made in territory which, since 1925, was considered argentino by the national State and the inhabitants of the area. In contrast to Argentina, where they do not pass two cars at the same time, in the Bolivian road there is a parked bulldozer and next could happen to a truck.
"Something has to be on the Hill to make a so large, as eight meters road. Not going to make just for that small school. No Sir", said on Monday the Tribune Romulo Lara, in the home of evangelist Subelza and Ceferino Ríos.
That day in the morning, affected residents had gathered in a makeshift school where flames a Bolivian flag. There they made a record and in Assembly decided to ask the authorities of both countries are to define the situation of the Argentine families remaining in Bolivian land. Don Rómulo Lara thinks that the will split open, where low the new route of the neighboring country, there are minerals which can be valuable for exploitation. "There is something to remove." There is wealth,"added.
The same holds the Camperos Alfonso peasant. "So they are doing a great and fast way. If they now claim it must be for something. I'd like to know what's on that Hill", he asked.
None of the two inhabitants who for generations lived on Argentine soil and from November resides in Bolivia suspected that there the Bolivian authorities found traces of uranium and thorium.
"Particularly say, on this area, which is very rich in these minerals, with values that they have exceeded the normal and that it would have to analyze where such a reservation could reach", said the daily the duty of Bolivia, on 13 May of the year past, the head of the mining unit of the national service of geology and mining technician of Bolivia (Sergeotecmin)Victor Rojas.
"In the region of Rejara, which is about 80 kilometers from the Tarija's capital and on the border with Argentina, radioactive, thorium and uranium minerals were located. But so far the reserve size has not been quantified and that you can set with prospecting works, reported El Deber.
"The presence of both radioactive minerals are corroborated by a report of the Sergeotecmin, in which it is revealed that the region of Rejara becomes an interesting area for future exploitation", read the article. By then, was already built the road up the hill that was considered part of Argentina until 28 November, where living Argentine documented and domiciled in Salta, who voted in the school border Argentina since the return of democracy.
The installation of the new milestone by the ministries of Foreign Affairs hit the traditional agreement that existed in the place. For 90 years, the inhabitants of the two Nations respected the border line drawing dividing high summits of waters. So after November 28, for the first time in history, control of the plain of water where is born the Santa Cruz River, which runs through the Department of Santa Victoria West and flows into the Bermejo, remained in the Bolivian hands.
"We we will not move from here. We were born here and no one is going to get, not by force. Here I left my mom and I'm still here. I am not going to leave my land as much as they do of Bolivia. If they now say that we are in Bolivia that they give us double documentation so we can live alone without fear to get us out", said Valerian Subelza, consulted by this means.
The studios are an early stage
Engineer Daniel Centeno Sánchez Bolivian geologist wrote an article for the average specialized Energy Press, where he warned that "the work that Bolivia has developed to search for uranium deposits are still at an early stage". Although he said that "cannot be concluded with full certainty that there are one or more uranium provinces", also said that "all indications thus allow us to anticipate it".
According to the specialist, "aerial exploration, with the limitations imposed by their high cost, has been made by the Italian company AGIP in the area
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