The High Court of Justice in the province of Córdoba will reassess the constitutionality of a law banning mining pollution.
Law 9526 was passed unanimously in 2008, but it being questioning by mining sectors, such as the Employers Chamber of Miners (CEMINCOR) and the Associations of Professionals in National Atomic Energy Commission (APCNEA).
They claim that the mining code implies a policy of permanent status and mining cannot be prohibited. They also argue that mining is a public interest and to prohibit it would be undermining the state.
The high court has rejected the request of the miners to suspend the law whilst analysing the possible unconstitutionality of the rule, which is regarded as a model law by environmentalists as it prohibits all nuclear mining.
Environmental lawyer, María Cuestas, recently spoke on Radio El Grito encouraging people to stay alert and organise themselves to defend the law.
Córdoba is one of seven provinces in Argentina where the mining of open cast metal using toxic substances is prohibited.