Disasters

Displaying 1 - 15 of 19
  • 14 Dec 2015- 09:01 by Local Press Report HERMOSILLO Arizona Daily Star On Aug. 6, 2014, nearly 11 million gallons of a copper sulfate acid solution poured into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers from the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine, which is owned by Grupo México. The spill impacted an area
  • 2 Nov 2015- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico A judge in Mexico’s Sonora state has ruled that the country’s National Water Commission (Conagua) must monitor water quality in over two dozen wells along the Sonora River to ensure they are no longer contaminated in the wake of the
  • 30 Jun 2015- 11:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has expressed regret for causing an oil spill that affected water supply in the town of Tumaco, in southeastern Colombia, last week. "We are not proud of the result of our actions
  • 26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A 410,000 gallon oil spill on Colombia’s Pacific Coast earlier this week has left 160,000 people in the region without water, and is threatening water supply to 170,000 more, according to authorities. The spill occurred as a result of a
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Another bomb attack this week on an oil pipeline in Colombia has caused crude oil to spill into a local river, according to state-owned oil company Ecopetrol. A stretch of the Transandino pipeline near the country’s Pacific Coast was
  • 18 Jun 2015- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CATATUMBO, Colombia Suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fighters blew up a stretch of the Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline-- the country’s second largest-- this week, contaminating a nearby river and leaving 16,000 residents of
  • 15 Jun 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Water contaminated by a spill from the Buenavista del Cobre mine in Mexico’s Sonora state last August still poses a threat to water supply in the state capital, Hermosillo, according to a new report by the National Water Commission
  • 11 Jun 2015- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A bomb attack on an oil pipeline in southwestern Colombia earlier this week caused some 4,000 barrels of crude oil to spill into a local river, Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol revealed on June 10th. The bomb attack on the
  • 3 Apr 2015- 11:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Residents of Santa Cruz municipality in Mexico’s Sonora state say Grupo Peñoles' La Parreña copper mine has been polluting the Milpillas stream, a tributary of the Sonora River, for years. Mexican news outlet Sin Embargo quoted
  • 30 Jan 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Remediation work has started in the first clean-up zone on the Sonora River, which was affected by a mining waste spill in August, Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said this week. He said
  • 20 Nov 2014- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The remediation costs for damage to land and water caused by a copper sulfate spill from a mine in Mexico's Sonora State last August is expected to exceed $1.48 billion USD, according to an official estimate from Mexico's
  • 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.
  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The estimated cost of environmental damage from the copper sulfate spill at a mine operated by Grupo Mexico in Sonora State last August is over $133.7 million USD, according to Mexico's Federal Attorney for Environmental
  • 30 Sep 2014- 10:08 by Local Press Report ARIZPE Al Jazeera Complaints and inquiries have been pouring into the office of Arizpe Mayor Vidal Guadalupe Vazquez Chacon on a daily basis. All come from the residents of his small town of 4,000, and all have to do with one basic thing: water. After a
  • 22 Sep 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Heavy rains last week caused by Hurricane Odile have led to more flooding at the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine in Mexico’s Sonora state, the mine's owner, Grupo Mexico, said in a statement on September 21st. The company said

Pages