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  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent REȘIȚA, Romania This summer’s drought has led to lower water levels in rivers in Romania’s Caraș-Severin County, site of a number of now-defunct uranium mines and mining dump sites, and this in turn has increased the concentration of radioactive
  • 2 Aug 2016- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The dispute between Canadian miner Gabriel Resources and the Romanian government over Gabriel's controversial Rosia Montana gold and silver mine will be heard at the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment
  • 4 Apr 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CRUCEA, Romania Authorities in Crucea commune, in Romania’s Suceava County, has been trying unsuccessfully for nine years to take over the local water distribution system from the National Uranium Company. The company’s continued refusal to transfer the
  • 16 Mar 2016- 08:50 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST EU Observer The Soviet Union mined uranium across its empire for decades, leaving a legacy of environmental damage, social breakdown and widespread health issues. Ecosystems Environment Pollution Regulation Transnational Issues Water Quality
  • 31 Jul 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania has operated within the law in its handling of Gabriel Resources’ controversial Rosia Montana mining project, and is prepared to defend itself in court, Romanian Environment, Waters and Forests Minister Gratiela Gavrilescu
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Canadian miner Gabriel Resources Ltd. announced this week that it is seeking damages from Romania for blocking the planned Rosia Montana open-pit gold and silver mine in the country’s Transylvania region. "Gabriel Resources Ltd
  • 10 Apr 2015- 10:27 by Local Press Report LUXEMBOURG Business Review Europe On Thursday April 9th the European Commision announced aid grants to Romania in the amount of $9.0 million and to Bulgaria in the amount of $2.1 million to partially cover the emergency costs of recovery operations following
  • 19 Mar 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian legislators last week rejected a bill that would ban exploration and exploitation of shale gas using by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The bill, which was strongly supported by the civil society groups, was proposed by
  • 25 Feb 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Romania Insider The Arges Environmental Guard fined oil & gas company OMV Petrom with EUR 22,400 ($25,000 USD). Another local institution sanctioned the same operator with almost EUR 8,000 ($9,000 USD), after the company had polluted the
  • 24 Feb 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST B92 The U.S. oil and gas company Chevron will this year cancel a project of exploration and production of shale gas in Romania. This was confirmed by a Chevropn representative who spoke for the Mediafax agency in Bucharest, noting that the decision
  • 28 Jan 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania’s new president, Klaus Iohannis, weighed in last week on the controversial issues of shale gas exploration and extraction and the Rosia Montana mining project. “Regarding the shale gas exploration, I have the feeling that
  • 8 Jan 2015- 10:55 by Local Press Report VIENNA Wabag WABAG Water Services SRL, Romania, has established a reputation as a specialist for complex water technology solutions for the oil and gas industry. Recently, the subsidiary of the Vienna-based VA TECH WABAG GmbH received a contract from OMV
  • 12 Dec 2014- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova The Prut River, a tributary of the Danube that flows through Ukraine, Moldova and Romania and provides drinking water to people in the region, is at risk of contamination with toxic chemicals, Moldovan environmentalists warned this
  • 25 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Member of European Parliament Renate Weber is asking European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fishing Karmenu Vella and other parliament members to issue a total ban on the use of cyanide in mining. “I
  • 24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOFIA, Bulgaria Residents in the northern Bulgarian villages of Troitsa, Osmar, and Han Krum, on the Romanian border, have launched protests against shale gas exploration in the area, out of concern that the activity will contaminate local water sources