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  • 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,
  • 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.
  • 12 Nov 2014- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Residents of communities affected by a copper sulfate spill in Mexico's Sonora state blocked the Mazocahui-Cananea highway last week to protest the ongoing lack of water and failure to make payments to water tanker truck drivers.
  • 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
  • 26 Aug 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Some 800 members of Mexico’s national mining and metallurgical workers union occupied the three main entrances to the Buenavista del Cobre mine in Sonora state last week to protest the spilling of 40,000 cubic meters of leached copper
  • 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
  • 29 Jan 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) took over operations of the water intake system for the controversial Independencia Pipeline on January 24, just days after representatives of the Sonoran state government and the
  • 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
  • 21 Jan 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Inter Press Service A hydroelectric project under construction near the Chilean capital poses a threat to the supply of drinking water to more than six million people living in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. The Alto Maipo hydropower facility
  • 28 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Representatives of NGO the Latin American Environmental Conflict Observatory (OCLA) have renewed criticism of Toronto-based miner Barrick Gold’s $8.5 billion USD Pascua Lama gold and silver mine. The OCLA has issued a new report that

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