Disasters

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  • 30 Mar 2016- 08:34 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Reuters Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in Argentina had three cyanide leaks between 2011 and 2012 that were contained by the mine's control system, a spokesman acknowledged on Sunday after local media published a government document
  • 24 Mar 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Argentinian Federal Judge Sebastian Casanello this week ordered the creation of an expert commission to investigate conditions and practices at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in San Juan province, where a valve failure last
  • 16 Mar 2016- 08:43 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC YubaNet Eco Oro Minerals’ proposed Angostura mining project in the high-altitude wetlands, or páramo, of Santurbán, has announced that it could file an international arbitration suit against Colombia over measures to protect the páramo, which
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina A court in Argentina’s San Juan province on March 11th fined Canadian miner Barrick Gold $9.8 million USD for a cyanide spill at its Veladero mine last September. Announcing the fine, San Juan Governor Sergio Unac said, &quot
  • 7 Mar 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Argentinian Federal Judge Sebastián Casanello last week asked the University of Buenos Aires and the National University of Cuyo (Uncuyo) to carry out testing of residents of San Juan province who were affected by last September’s
  • 4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina A report by Argentina’s Undersecretary for Environmental Control and Supervision has identified several ways that Barrick Gold mismanaged last September’s cyanide spill at its Veladero mine. The report, which was completed in
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Canadian miner Barrick Gold faces a possible investigation for environmental crimes in connection with a cyanide spill at its Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan Province last September. Argentine Federal Police said on
  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant is “still unfolding,” former Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned this week. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on January 26th, Kan, who was the
  • 25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The District Court of the Hague last week denied an attempt by Ecuador to overturn an earlier arbitration court ruling handed down against the country in its multi-billion-dollar Amazon pollution case against US-based oil
  • 7 Dec 2015- 08:30 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Truth-Out.org One of the greatest current fracking threats in South America is located in the Entre Ríos region of Argentina and the neighboring area of Uruguay in the Paraná Chaco, where the extraction of shale oil and shale gas is planned.
  • 27 Oct 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Several people were injured and dozens more were arrested late last week during protests against Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province. Violence broke out between protesters and police on October 23rd,
  • 8 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina A report released this week by Argentina’s National University of Cuyo (UNCuyo) found high levels of both metals and bacteriological contamination in the La Palca River in San Juan Province following last month’s cyanide leak from
  • 2 Oct 2015- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Preliminary testing has found that the cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province did not contaminate local water sources, according to experts from the United Nations Office for Project
  • 28 Sep 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Nine employees of Canadian miner Barrick Gold are being charged in connection with a cyanide spill earlier this month at the company’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, San Juan Judge Pablo Oritja said last week.
  • 24 Sep 2015- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentinian judge on September 23rd ordered that gold leaching processes at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine be suspended for an additional 30 days to give authorities time to determine whether there was long-term

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