Disasters

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  • 8 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report BASRA Rudaw Water pollution continues to threaten the lives of residents of the Iraqi province of Basra. Ahmed Hilal, an environmental activist, described the situation as “an actual ecological disaster” in areas of Basra. “Many citizens have been poisoned.
  • 20 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining company Antofagasta announced this week that it had finally reached an agreement with local community members over a tailings dam at its Los Pelambres copper mine in central Chile. Addressing shareholders in London this week,
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq’s Basra province has threatened to sue for autonomy if the central government in Baghdad continues to ignore calls for better water, electricity and other basic services in the region. "Many times we raised what the people of Basra
  • 4 Nov 2015- 09:43 by Local Press Report BASRA Iraq Oil Report The Oil Ministry is offering a deal for two oil fields to ExxonMobil and PetroChina in an effort to jumpstart a long-delayed, multi-billion dollar water project necessary to maintain pressure in more than a half dozen vital oil fields in
  • 11 Aug 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq In the wake of protests throughout the country in recent weeks, Iraqi Prime Minister has announced a plan to reform the government and route out corruption. The parliament approved the plan, which also had the backing of powerful Shiite
  • 5 Aug 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMARA, Iraq Iraqis took to the streets in Amara, capital of Anbar Governorate on August 4th in the latest wave of protests over power cuts and poor quality of basic services. The Anbar protests follow demonstrations in Basra, Karbala, Najaf, Babil, and
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canada-based mining firm Barrick Gold announced last week that Chile’s Supreme Court had declined to hear its appeal of a lower court ruling, which had imposed sanctions on the massive Pascua-Lama gold mine on the border with Argentina.
  • 9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Third Chamber of Chile’s Supreme Court this week order a halt to the development of Canadian mining giant Goldcorp’s $3.9 billion El Morro open pit gold and copper mine, due to concerns from indigenous groups that it may cause
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The government of Chile last week rejected the $8 billion USD HidroAysen project, which would have seen five hydropower dams constructed on the Baker and Pascua rivers in the country’s Patagonia region. On June 10th, a committee
  • 23 May 2014- 10:25 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Bloomberg Chilean President Michelle Bachelet intends to strengthen protection of glaciers in the Andes Mountains where miners including Anglo American Plc and Codelco plan to expand copper operations. “Glaciers represent a freshwater resource of
  • 7 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s new Water Resources Center for Agriculture and Mining is planning new studies of water use and potential water sources in the country, in order to balance the needs of both the mining and agricultural sectors. Representatives of
  • 6 Mar 2014- 11:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile A former contract worker for Toronto-based Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project has testified before the Second Environmental Tribunal of Santiago on environmental violations at the mine site. The tribunal is hearing a case against
  • 26 Feb 2014- 10:11 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Santiago Times Sources at Chile’s leading copper producer revealed Monday that state-owned Codelco is reviewing its strategy for a multi-billion dollar mine expansion, following renewed attacks Sunday from environmentalists and local government
  • 6 Feb 2014- 09:14 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Deutsche Welle Trucks belch out exhaust as they drive in and out of the gates of El Soldado, an open-cut copper mine owned by the British-based mining company Anglo American, in central Chile. Jorge Ramirez, a community leader, lives with his wife
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:57 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO MINING.com After eight months of investigation a commission of Chile’s parliament’s lower house is recommending authorities to let Canada’s Barrick Gold (NYSE, TSX:ABX) keep the environmental permit for its currently suspended gold and silver Pascua

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