Disasters

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  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY, United States Banco Safra SA has filed a class action in New York against BHP Billiton and Vale, joint-venture partners in Samarco, the iron ore mine responsible for Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. Australian media reports that
  • 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
  • 27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government has announced plans to begin using seawater from the Pacific Ocean as an alternative source of drinking water. According to state-controlled water utility SEDAPAL, the plans include construction of a desalination plant
  • 12 Jan 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean legislators are considering a measure that would make it mandatory for some mining companies to build desalination plants to supply their operations. A bill to this effect was introduced in the lower chamber of deputies last year
  • 31 Jul 2014- 09:15 by Local Press Report PORTLAND, OR Reuters Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, although low levels of radiation are ultimately expected to reach the U.S. shore, scientists said on Tuesday.
  • 29 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANTOFAGASTA, Chile A new study from Chile’s Medical College has found high levels of heavy metals in Pacific coastal waters near the city of Antofagasta. Sixty percent of the water provided by local water company Aguas Antofagasta comes from two
  • 3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Nicaragua is looking to attract Indian businesses to participate in its planned canal project to link the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. A Chinese company, HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Ltd
  • Authorities in Chile’s Coquimbo region are turning to seawater desalination to counter the effects of drought in the region.  
  • Spanish multinational Abengoa S.A. last week announced the launch of a pilot desalination plant project in Chile’s Antofagasta province.
  • Via Marina, a consortium led by French engineering group Vinci, unveiled plans this week to build an undersea pipeline to carry freshwater from southern Chile to the country’s arid north.
  • 10 Nov 2011- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO The Collahuasi mining company will invest $500 million USD in a new desalination system to extract water from the Pacific Ocean.  The initiative will satisfy the water demands for its copper mining expansion plan.  The desalination
  • 6 Oct 2011- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO The Luksic Group, which has interests in the mining, financial, industrial and the beverages sectors, will invest $120 million USD through water company Aguas Antofagasta to build a desalination plant in the Coloso sector near the city of
  • 27 Jan 2011- 10:36 by Local Press Report SAN DIEGO, CA | Source: UPI UPI SAN DIEGO, CA | Source: UPI Millions of gallons of raw sewage from a broken pipeline at the Punta Bandera treatment plant in Baja, California is flowing down the Tijuana River to the Pacific Ocean. The sewage leak has led to
  • 2 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO Chile will need 45 percent more water, or 540 million cubic meters, to increase mining operations according to plans by 2020, according to a November 17 Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) report. The increased water is needed to