Elias Cabrera et al v. Constructora San Felipe et al

Rol N° 160-2021
March 25, 2021
Final judgment
Chile, Puerto Montt

Neighbours
Alida Fernanda Elias Contrera and 32 neighbours of the city of Chaitén
Constructora San Felipe, Ministry of Public Works of the Region of Los Lagos
Pascale Dufeu Abeliuk

Civil court
Summary proceedings
Glyphosate, Herbicide, Touchdown IQ 500 SL
To issue a Non-Innovation Order and to order the company Constructora San Felipe to suspend the cleanup work in the area, until the present appeal is resolved and the use of pesticides or herbicides for this work is definitively prohibited.
Court of Appeals (Corte de Apelaciones) of Puerto Montt, Chile
Court

April 9, 2021
Positive
The Court orders the definitive end to the use of herbicides in the area and the use of alternative methods without highly toxic chemicals for cleaning and carrying out work in the area.
National law
No description

33 neighbours of the municipality of Chaitén file a complaint following the observation of illegal spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides to clean a stretch of road in the south of the country (Carretra Austral, Ruta 7) on March 25, 2021. On April 11, 2021, the Court rules in their favor and bans the use of chemical pesticides for road maintenance in this area.