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  • 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
  • 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
  • 21 Sep 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina A team of UN experts is analyzing water samples from the Jachal, Las Taguas and Blanco rivers in Argentina’s San Juan province this week to check for contamination in the wake of a cyanide leak at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine.
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentinian judge has ordered a five-day suspension of gold leaching at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province to assess possible environmental damage following a cyanide leak last weekend. The judge
  • 17 Sep 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The government of Argentina has launched an investigation against Canadian miner Barrick Gold in the wake of a cyanide spill at the company’s Veladero mine last weekend. Guillermo de Sanctis, attorney general for San Juan
  • 15 Sep 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Residents in the town of San José de Jáchal, in Argentina’s San Juan province, held demonstrations this week to demand the closure of Barrick Gold’s Veladero project following a cyanide leak at the mine. The protesters expressed
  • 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,
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canadian miner Teck Resources faces sanctions-- including potential revocation of its permits-- due to environmental breaches at its Carmen de Anacollo copper mine in Chile’s Coquim region. Chile’s environmental regulator, the SMA, has
  • 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,
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s environmental regulator SMA has fined Japanese firm Pan Pacific Copper $11.9 million USD for environmental violations at its Caserones copper mine. It is the second-highest fine the SMA has issued. Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama Mine
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canada-based mining firm Barrick Gold announced last week that Chile’s Supreme Court had declined to hear its appeal of a lower court ruling, which had imposed sanctions on the massive Pascua-Lama gold mine on the border with Argentina.

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