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Peru's Kuczynski to Try to Reopen La Oroya Smelter

Peru President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski vowed Wednesday to make his "strongest effort" to reopen the polymetallic smelter at La Oroya, part of his goal of wringing more value out of the country's key mineral exports. The former operator of the smelter, Doe Run Peru, owned by U.S.-based Renco Group Inc., halted operations at La Oroya in 2009 when it ran out of money to buy concentrates. The company also lacked financing needed to finish an environmental cleanup and to pay...

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