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  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Residents of the town of Jáchal, in Argentina’s San Juan province, stepped up protests last week after Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced it was resuming operations at the nearby Veladero mine. Members of the Jáchal No
  • 6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina After receiving approval from local authorities, Barrick Gold Corp has resumed normal operations at its Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, the company said on October 3rd. The announcement came just a few days after
  • 3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentinian judge on September 30th upheld the suspension of operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in San Juan province. In his decision, Judge Pablo Oritja cited a report from provincial mining police, which
  • 19 Sep 2016- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The government of Argentina’s San Juan province has temporarily suspended operations at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in the wake of a new spill at the site. A pipe carrying process solution-- which includes cyanide-- was damaged
  • 19 Jul 2016- 11:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Companies developing metal deposits in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul province are failing to company with environmental safety requirements, according to provincial authorities. Askhat Akibaev, the plenipotentiary representative for the
  • 15 Jul 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Ten months after a major cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, local residents are demanding that the government shut down the project. Residents in the town of Jachal say nearby rivers
  • 28 Jun 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz government this week approved Kumtor’s 2016 mine plan. It is the final approval needed to ensure continuous operations at the gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul province. Last week, Centerra Gold Inc, owner of the Kumtor
  • 23 Jun 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Centerra Gold Inc, owner of the Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul province, said this week that it has received approval for its 2016 maximum allowable emissions and maximum allowable discharge permits from the Kyrgyz State
  • 20 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz government has ordered state agencies to take steps to ensure uninterrupted operations at the Kumtor gold mine in Issyk-Kul province, but has warned that these measures “do not cancel the obligations of the Kumtor Gold
  • 2 Jun 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Inter-District Court of Bishkek on June 1st fined the Kumtor Operating Company another $5.1 million USD for environmental damage at its gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul region. The ruling, based on two combined claims filed by
  • 1 Jun 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Centerra Gold this week notified the Kyrgyz government of its intention to seek arbitration to resolve disputes related to number of issues at the Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul Region. Centerra has proposed the name of an
  • 26 May 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Bishkek Inter-District Court on May 25th issued a new ruling against the Kumtor Operating Company, a subsidiary of Toronto-based Centerra Gold, for environmental violations at its mine in the Issyk-Kul region. The court fined
  • 24 May 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan A Kyrgyz court on May 23rd fined Centerra Gold subsidiary Kumtor Gold $10,000 USD for environmental damage. The ruling is the first of four lawsuits Kyrgyzstan’s State Inspectorate for Ecological and Technical Safety has filed at the
  • 16 May 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Leo Heileman, the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) new head for Latin America, is standing by his agency’s conclusions about the environmental impacts of last September's cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero
  • 4 May 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Two executives of the Kumtor Gold Company left Kyrgyzstan last week, a day after a raid was carried out on the company's offices in Bishkek as part of a criminal investigation, the Kyrgyz Prosecutor General's Office reported

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