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  1. Papua New Guinea: Continuing Human Rights Impacts Of Rio Tinto Mine's Water Contaminaton

    4 Apr 2020- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia A new investigative report from Human Rights Law Center has cast new light on multiple human rights violations caused by pollution from Rio Tinto gold mining activities on the island of Bougai ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/04/2020 - 09:31

  2. Madagascar Mine Contaminates Water Resources With Uranium And Lead

    27 Dec 2019- 07:06 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Reuters Water downstream of a Rio Tinto mine in southern Madagascar contains high concentrations of uranium and lead, potentially endangering local residents who depend on a nearby lake and river for d ...

    Local Press Report - 12/27/2019 - 07:06

  3. Mexico: Rio Tinto Mine Dam Burst Death Toll Rises

    14 Jun 2018- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Rescue workers have recovered further bodies from a mine site operated by Rio Tinto in northern Mexico where a gold-silver dam filled with liquid waste collapsed June 4. Seven deaths have b ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:16

  4. Rio Tinto Approves $5.3 Billion Expansion of Contentious Mongolian Copper Mine

    6 May 2016- 11:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN BATOR, Mongolia British-Australian multinational Rio Tinto has given approval for the $5.3 billion USD underground expansion of its open pit copper mine at Oyu Tolgoi, in the Gobi desert in Mongolia. The e ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/06/2016 - 12:02

  5. Namibian Mining Company Pushes for Desalination Plant

    2 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group, said last week that it remains committed to constructing a desalination plant in the wate ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/02/2016 - 10:15

  6. Chile’s Mining Sector to Invest $12 Billion for Desalination Projects

    28 Apr 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s mining sector is planning to invest some $12 billion USD for desalination projects including those at the Escondida, Sierra Gorda, Radomiro Tomic, Coloso II and other mines. There are 1 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/28/2015 - 10:05

  7. Miner Rio Tinto Aims to Resolve Conflicts, Water Problems in Mongolia

    23 Apr 2015- 09:08 by Local Press Report DALANZADGAD Reuters Rio Tinto committed on Wednesday to spending $5 million a year to help resolve conflicts with nomadic herders and water problems that have stoked political opposition to the expansion of a huge ...

    Local Press Report - 04/23/2015 - 09:09

  8. Chile Considers Making Desalination Plants Mandatory for Mining Industry

    12 Jan 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean legislators are considering a measure that would make it mandatory for some mining companies to build desalination plants to supply their operations. A bill to this effect was introduce ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/12/2015 - 10:34

  9. Population Influx Threatens Mongolia's Water Resources

    20 Mar 2014- 10:13 by Local Press Report ULAN BATOR Mareeg The once remote Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, is fast becoming a hotspot for international investors. The main draw is the country’s rich mineral deposits, which, if successfully exploited, could ...

    Local Press Report - 03/20/2014 - 10:16

  10. Namibian Uranium Miners Asked to Cut Water Use Amid Worst Drought in Decades

    22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s Department of Water and Forestry has directed uranium mining companies operating in the country, including global firms Rio Tinto Plc and Paladin Energy, to cut back on their water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/22/2013 - 10:10

  11. Namibian Utilities Sign Water Deal

    19 Aug 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK The Namibian A landmark water agreement between Areva Namibia and NamWater signed last week Friday will quench Erongo Region's thirst. Areva Namibia owns the Erongo Desalination Plant, which is expect ...

    Local Press Report - 08/19/2013 - 10:14

  12. BHP Billiton to Build $2 Billion Desal Plant for Chilean Copper Mine

    2 Aug 2013- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Australia-based mining company BHP Billiton will invest nearly $2 billion USD into a new seawater desalination facility in Chile. The development of the plant will guarantee water supply for con ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/02/2013 - 09:32

  13. Mining Resettlements in Mozambique Face Disrupted Water, Food Services


    Local Press Report - 05/23/2013 - 10:17

  14. Mining Companies Face Serious Pitfalls If Water Not Managed Properly; Moody

    22 Feb 2013- 09:36 by Local Press Report BOSTON Seeking Alpha The report, Global Mining Industry: Water Scarcity to Raise Capex and Operating Costs, Heighten Operational Risks, comes as more miners venture further afield, often to some of the most parched ...

    Local Press Report - 02/22/2013 - 10:39

  15. Peru Could Produce 2.5 Million Tons of Copper in 2016 if Water Is Guaranteed

    Peru’s copper production could reach 2.5 million tons by 2016 if water supply for mining areas can be guaranteed, Energy and Mines Minister Jorge Merino said last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/16/2013 - 03:32