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Letras Verdes, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales

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SCHOFRIN, Abril-Lucia  and  RAMIREZ-ESPANA, Laura-Sofía. Evaluation of Risk and Disaster Management in the North Patagonian Region of Sauzal Bonito, Argentina. Letras Verdes [online]. 2021, n.29, pp.136-148. ISSN 1390-6631.

Our problematization is framed within the anthropology of risk and disasters, recovering the ethnographic record made in the North Patagonian region, Sauzal Bonito, which forms the Neuquina Basin where the unconventional set of hydrocarbon formations, Vaca Muerta, is found. Throughout the work, on the one hand, different indications were identified by the local population where it is argued that they are exposed to the seismic threat caused by the non-conventional hydraulic fracturing activity, fracking. On the other hand, aspects were identified that promote framing this population within the vulnerable category since, it does not have both the necessary information or sufficient resources to face said threat, whose risk management must be carried out by the official state agencies (provincial, municipal and local). However, such management, according to the results, appears to be deficient. Therefore, in this work we intend to analyze compliance with the regulations on risk prevention, reduction and / or mitigation in the town of Sauzal Bonito, Neuquén province.

Keywords : Risk anthropology; Vaca Muerta; Threats; Risk management; Mapuche Communities; Earthquakes.

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