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  • 13 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Residue from pharmaceuticals like acetaminophen, caffeine, dexketoprofen, phenylephrine and ibuprofen have been found in the Villalobos and Las Vacas rivers in Guatemala. El Periodico quoted Elisandra Hernández, a researcher
  • 31 Oct 2013- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Australia’s Southern Hemisphere Mining is being accused of causing serious arsenic contamination in Chile’s Lluta Valley, site of its $100 million USD Los Pumas manganese mine. The latest samples taken from drinking water sources in the
  • 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
  • 30 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile An indigenous group last week failed in its legal attempt to revoke the environmental license of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama gold and silver mine, which lies across the Andean border of Chile and Argentina. The Diaguita people
  • 24 Sep 2013- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Members of Chile’s Chamber of Deputies this week announced a proposed special statute to protect the country’s Patagonia region from the environmental impacts of hydropower and mining projects. The special statute would allow projects to
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report PARIS Veolia Water Veolia Water Chile and Vapor Procesos, a Chilean solutions provider for copper recovery from mining operations, have secured a contract with Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, to recover copper from tailings pond water at
  • 5 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Dinah Shelton, the rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-American Commission on Human Right (IACHR), found a high degree of conflict involving mega projects in indigenous territory during her recent tour
  • 30 Aug 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Investigative Committee of Chile’s Chamber of Deputies held hearings last week aimed at determining the environmental impact of Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project. Local residents and environmental organizations demanded
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Fox News Latino For all its rugged, austere beauty, Chilean Patagonia stands in peril of disappearing under the dual threat of industrialization and resource mismanagement. Years of sheep overgrazing and exploitation by the lumber industry have
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Canadian mining giant Goldcorp last week announced it has suspended its Cerro Blanco gold mine project in Guatemala, citing an unfavorable global financial context for investing in metal mining. The mine site is located in
  • 1 Aug 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Chile’s National Congress has announced a new pipeline that will transport water for 800,000 residents in the towns of Cúcuta, Los Patios and Villa del Rosario as well as the surrounding area in northeast Colombia. The government has
  • 2 Aug 2013- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Australia-based mining company BHP Billiton will invest nearly $2 billion USD into a new seawater desalination facility in Chile. The development of the plant will guarantee water supply for continued operation of the Escondida mine.
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Environmental Commission in Chile’s Senate is moving forward with development of a glacier protection law for the country. The commission conducted public hearings to determine the effects of mining projects on Andean glaciers. The
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina is proposing a two-year moratorium on granting mining licenses. During his television show "De frente con el Presidente" last week, Pérez confirmed that Minister of Energy and
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s supreme environmental court late last week gave the country’s environmental regulator, the Environmental Superintendent (SMA), 10 days to explain why it reduced fines levied against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold for

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