Disasters

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  • 31 Jan 2013- 08:01 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Fox Business An Argentine appeals court has upheld an embargo on the assets of Chevron Corp.'s local subsidiary, a legal setback for the company, which had said the embargo compromised its operations in the country. A lower court judge
  • A scandal has emerged in the Samara region of Russia after local media discovered that a broken sewage pipe has been releasing wastewater into the Volga River for several years. However, instead of fixing the leak, two legal entities have instead been engaged in a lengthy dispute about jurisdiction.
  • A mining company in the remote Kemerovo region of Russia has been fined $666,000 USD for causing massive environmental damage by consistently releasing untreated industrial wastewater into a river.
  • Urban water systems face a multitude of challenges, Stanford University Professor Richard Luthy told delegates at last week’s Water Research Conference in Singapore. These challenges include everything from having less water that they can import to dealing with larger populations using more water to less runoff that can help provide enough water.
  • 29 Jan 2013- 07:48 by Local Press Report QUITO CSRwire In press statements, Chevron has admitted it will pay at least $326,000 to a former disgraced Ecuador judge for false testimony designed to help the oil giant evade a $19 billion judgment against the company for the world's worst oil
  • The World Bank’s evaluation group gave a rating of only “moderately satisfactory” to a sewerage project completed last year in Metro Manila, the Philippine capital, which the lender funded with a $64-million loan approved in 2005.
  • During the 19th Mekong River Commission Council meeting last week in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other participants challenged Laos’ efforts to construct the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam, the first of a planned 11 dams along the Lower Mekong River.
  • The executive chairman of one of Ghana’s biggest environmental sanitation companies, the Zoomlion and Jospong Group, warned a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) last week that the country’s water and sanitation failures were due to systematic failures of policy.
  • El Salvador has claimed a gold and silver mine in Guatemala would pollute the water quality of its essential Lempa River, which provides 37 percent of the country’s drinking water. The government of El Salvador is now calling on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) to pressure Guatemala to halt Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco mine.
  • Qatar is widely known as a major supplier of natural gas, but the country has had to start looking to renewable energy sources for a simple reason – it needs to be able to provide more of its water resources to the agricultural sector, Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman Qatar National Food Security Program, told a ministerial panel, "Renewable Energy Policy Evolution in Economically Challenging Times," at the International Water Summit on January 15.
  • The final panel of the day explored the increasing links between water and energy, as each is critical for the other, and both are being demanded in greater quantities by a growing global population. 
  • 15 Jan 2013- 08:06 by Local Press Report new yorK Amazon Defense Coalition Chevron's CEO John Watson and his management team are continuing to publish false and materially misleading information to government regulators and shareholders regarding the enormous risks posed by the company’s
  • The Omsk Oblast Prosecutor’s Office has indicted Viaceslav Dvorakovskij, mayor of the city of Omsk, for allowing the unsanctioned discharge of untreated industrial effluents into the Irtysh and Om rivers.
  • Provincial officials in China’s Shanxi province on January 8 ordered the Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group to shut down production at its facility in Changzhi City until it can meet safety requirements.
  • China's pollution problem has yet to reach its peak, an environmental expert told a conference in Hong Kong on January 4.

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