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  • 4 Apr 2020- 09:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat HARBIN, China The 28 March overflow of a Molybdenum mine tailings dam in China's north east Heilongjiang Province has been curtailed, after the second highest level of environmental emergency response in China had been triggered, but contaminated
  • 22 May 2017- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada A number of class action lawsuits have been filed against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold, alleging the world’s largest gold miner misled shareholders about the fallout of its most recent cyanide spill at the company’s notorious
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei on September 27th halted water withdrawals from reservoirs supplying the city after heavy rains and mudslides brought by Typhoon Megi caused high turbidity levels. The storm has killed four people and injured 329 others. According
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) on September 26th once again urged residents of the island to start storing water as a precautionary measure in case the approaching Typhoon Megi causes water supply disruptions due to power outages or
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced this week that it has restored water service to 720,000 households in southern Taiwan that lost supply ias a result of Super Typhoon Meranti. As of September 16th, all pipeline reconnections
  • 20 Sep 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada The latest round of court proceedings in the ongoing compensation battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron commenced last week in Ontario, Canada. Approximately 30,000 Ecuadorians are trying to collect on a $9.5 billion
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Super Typhoon Meranti hit Taiwan on September 14th, leaving 650,000 households without power and 750,000 without water. Most of the outages were in Pingtung, Taitung and Hualien counties. Some 35 people were reported injured as a result
  • 22 Jul 2016- 09:36 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Taipei Times Taiwan Water Corp chairman Kuo Chun-ming on Wednesday said there will be no increase in the cost of water in the coming year. Kuo said that this year’s rainfall has been sufficient, adding that he hopes typhoons will not make landfall for
  • 28 Jun 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered officials in a heavily-polluted southern province of the country to reject proposals for new mining projects in their area, citing severe damage already caused to the local
  • 6 Jun 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, ON, Canada Kyrgyz authorities have launched a fresh criminal investigation into Centerra Gold subsidiary the Kumtor Operating Company, Centerra Gold announced this week. The Toronto-based miner said it had been informed that several of Kumtor’s
  • 26 May 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Bishkek Inter-District Court on May 25th issued a new ruling against the Kumtor Operating Company, a subsidiary of Toronto-based Centerra Gold, for environmental violations at its mine in the Issyk-Kul region. The court fined
  • 11 Mar 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, ON, Canada Canadian mining giant Barick Gold this week responded to Argentinian media reports that nine of its employees had been “processed” last week as part of a criminal investigation into the cyanide spill at its Veladero mine in San Juan
  • 26 Feb 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, ON, Canada The future of Centerra Gold’s Kumtor mine in Kyrgyzstan remains uncertain, as the Kyrgyz government has still not issued some of the required permits for the project due to environmental concerns, the company said in regulatory
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, ON, Canada Canadian mining company Galway Gold said this week that it was studying the legal implications of a recent ruling by Colombia’s Constitutional Court that bans all mining activities in the country’s páramos (a type of alpine tundra
  • 19 Nov 2015- 09:37 by Local Press Report SYDNEY/TORONTO Thomson Reuters Foundation A deadly mud slide at an iron ore mine in Brazil has reignited calls for safer ways to dispose of millions of tons of ore waste held back by man-made dams. The disaster at the Samarco iron ore mine is only the latest

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