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  • 7 Nov 2019- 08:06 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEHRAN, Iran Construction of new energy production projects, and upgrade of existing infrastructure in Iran, has been stalled due to a number of different water-related reasons. A list, published in late October by the Reuters news agency, of at least 10
  • 25 Jun 2019- 10:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) and Farassan Industrial Group to expedite the water supply project from the Persian
  • 8 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Iran authorities have ordered the evacuation of more than 70 villages in the country's southwest province of Khuzestan in early April. At least 47 people have been reported killed in the worst rain in Iran in at least 10
  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Info POTSDAM, Germany Scientists have reported that between 2003 and 2017 three areas in the Tehran region of Iran sank sometimes more than 25 centimeters per year, and several meters in total. Two researchers from GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam used data from four
  • 17 May 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Brazil's newly appointed environment minister, José Sarney Filho, said this week that he would not permit Samarco to resume operations at its iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state until it addresses the issues that led to a deadly
  • 6 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil A Brazilian judge on May 5th ratified the $6.2 billion USD settlement agreement between mining company Samarco and its co-owners, BHP Billiton and Vale SA, for damages caused by the tailings dam collapse at Samarco’s iron ore mine in
  • 16 Mar 2016- 08:41 by Local Press Report MARIANA Reuters The historic town of Mariana, built on gold mining during the Portuguese colonial era, relies on the red iron ore in the surrounding hills for nearly 90 percent of its revenue. Since Samarco's mine closed four months ago, the line at the
  • 8 Feb 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Brazilian police have sufficient evidence to charge executives of mining company Samarco with homicide for the tailings dam breach at a Minas Gerais iron ore mine last November, which killed 17 people and caused billions of dollars worth
  • 20 Nov 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil The government of Brazil’s Minas Gerais states has ordered mining company Samarco to pay a $30 million USD fine for environmental damage in the wake of a tailings dam burst on November 5th. Following the dam burst, sludge and debris from
  • 17 Nov 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Mining company Samarco, which is jointly owned by Australia’s BHP Billiton and Brazil’s Vale SA, will provide some $260 million USD to fund clean-up efforts in the wake of the November 5th tailings dam bursts at the iron ore mine it
  • 13 Nov 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil President Dilma Rousseff on November 12th announced preliminary fines of some $66 million USD for the mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state where two tailings dams burst last week. "We are determined to hold responsible those who are
  • 12 Nov 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The Brazilian government may fine mining companies BHP Billiton Ltd and Vale SA over the "environmental catastrophe" caused by two tailings dam bursts at an iron ore mine they co-own in Minas Gerais state. Environment Minister
  • 10 Nov 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Sludge, water and debris released after two dams burst at a mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state on November 5th have spread downstream toward neighboring Espiritu Santo state this week, forcing cities 300 kilometers away from the
  • 9 Nov 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of Australian mining giant BHP Billiton, and the head of the company’s iron or business, Jimmy Wilson, travelled to Brazil today (November 9th) to assess damage after two tailings dams at a mine it co-owns in Brazil
  • 6 Nov 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Tailings dams at an iron mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state burst on November 5th, flooding the town of Bento Rodrigues and nearby areas with toxic sludge. More than a dozen people have been killed and 50 injured so far as a result of