SACRIFICE ZONES IN CHILE, CRITERIA AND CONDITIONS OF POSSIBILITY: THE CASE OF THE RELONCAVI BASIN

Resumen:
Although there is no legal or technical designation to consider a territory as a sacrifice zone in Chile, this concept began to gain strength at the beginning of this century, currently identifying five places that are called socio-environmental sacrifice zones, mainly because they bring together some similar characteristics, such as the important impacts on the health and quality of life of those who inhabit these territories. In this sense, the present work aims to contribute to the discussion on some unknowns, uncertainties and tensions that are woven around the historical conformation of this concept in our country and, based on this, discuss and expand the generally accepted criteria for classification from the slaughter areas. To put this discussion into context, the case of maritime industrialization within Reloncavi, Los Lagos region, is studied as a potential sacrifice zone, especially in two highly industrialized sectors: San Jose in the Calbuco commune and Chinquihue. from the commune of Puerto Montt.

Recursos relacionados