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  • 18 Jan 2019- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Villagers's in Zambia's Copper Belt are still waiting to find out whether their water contamination claim against a mining subsidiary of Vedanta Resources will be held in the United Kingdom or Zambia. The claimants are alleging
  • 20 Oct 2016- 06:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Local and foreign investment in infrastructure, health, education and sanitation are necessary for Peru to modernize, maintain growth, and join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Peruvian President Pedro Pablo
  • 31 May 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A UK court ruled this week that the lawsuit filed against the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) for polluting the Kafue River in Zambia can proceed in the United Kingdom. KCM, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, had claimed the case should
  • 11 Apr 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The US law firm hired by miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to conduct an independent investigation into the tailings dam collapse at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has close commercial ties to both
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. In a
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The decision to file a pollution lawsuit against mining company Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom, rather than Zambia, undermines the Zambian judiciary, President Edgar Lungu said this week. Vedanta is accused of discharging
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru It will cost $1 billion USD over the next five years to clean up and restore the Rimac River, according to the head of Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA). The Rimac, one of three major river basins that provide water supply to the capital,
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Some 1,800 residents of the Zambian town of Chingola have initiated proceedings in London’s High Court against mining company Vedanta for contamination of local water sources and farmland. They allege that sulfuric acid from the
  • 31 Mar 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Landslides that followed heavy rains in the Peruvian capital last week left at least nine people dead and four missing, and  led to water restrictions in 32 districts in Lima and Callao. The rains-- the heaviest in 80 years-- also caused
  • 23 Mar 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian authorities said last week that some 173 different types of pollutant are being discharged into the Rímac River, the main source of potable water for the country’s capital, Lima, and the nearby port city of Callao. The pollutants,
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Documents submitted by Shell as part of a UK court case show that the oil giant repeatedly minimized the size and impact of two major oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria, in an attempt to minimize compensation payments, according to human
  • 29 Sep 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation has begun dredging and cleaning up a section of the heavily polluted Rímac River in western Peru in an effort to guarantee potable water supply to the nation’s capital, Lima, and the
  • 30 Jul 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Access to water and energy is a growing risk for the mining industry, according to global professional services firm Ernst & Young. The company included water and energy for the first time in its top 10 mining risk list for
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency

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