Colombia Coal Rail Must Curb Noise to Get Night Ban Lifted: Govt

Fenoco railway’s task of installing barriers to reduce noise pollution in line with Constitutional Court ruling complicated by some houses being located close to rails, Environment Minister Gabriel Vallejo says in phone interview. *NOTE: Fenoco halted night transport of coal in compliance with court’s ruling, following complaints from local residents *Fenoco has achieved some of court’s requests needed to lift night ban, including greasing rails to cut noise, Vallejo says *Environmental License Agency ANLA is making frequent visits supervising Fenoco works, Vallejo says; ANLA to visit Fenoco next week *NOTE: More than half of Colombia’s coal exports transported along the Fenoco-operated railway, railway used by Drummond and Glencore

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