Disasters

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  • 19 Jul 2016- 11:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Companies developing metal deposits in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul province are failing to company with environmental safety requirements, according to provincial authorities. Askhat Akibaev, the plenipotentiary representative for the
  • 2 Jun 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Inter-District Court of Bishkek on June 1st fined the Kumtor Operating Company another $5.1 million USD for environmental damage at its gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul region. The ruling, based on two combined claims filed by
  • 1 Jun 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Centerra Gold this week notified the Kyrgyz government of its intention to seek arbitration to resolve disputes related to number of issues at the Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul Region. Centerra has proposed the name of an
  • 26 May 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Bishkek Inter-District Court on May 25th issued a new ruling against the Kumtor Operating Company, a subsidiary of Toronto-based Centerra Gold, for environmental violations at its mine in the Issyk-Kul region. The court fined
  • 24 May 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan A Kyrgyz court on May 23rd fined Centerra Gold subsidiary Kumtor Gold $10,000 USD for environmental damage. The ruling is the first of four lawsuits Kyrgyzstan’s State Inspectorate for Ecological and Technical Safety has filed at the
  • 17 May 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s State Inspectorate for Ecological and Technical Safety has threatened to take legal action againt the Kumtor Gold Company for "a number of violations of the ecological and technical norms and laws of the Kyrgyz
  • 4 May 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Two executives of the Kumtor Gold Company left Kyrgyzstan last week, a day after a raid was carried out on the company's offices in Bishkek as part of a criminal investigation, the Kyrgyz Prosecutor General's Office reported
  • 31 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan An expert group established by the Kyrgyz government has concluded that the Kumtor open pit gold mine’s contribution to the shrinking of glaciers in the region is “negligible.” In a report presented recently to the country's
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Canadian mining giant Centerra Gold may suspend operations at the Kumtor mine in Kyrgyzstan as of April 1st, according to Kalysbek Ryspaev, deputy chairman of the Kumtor Gold Company trade union committee. He said the move is being
  • 16 Mar 2016- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz parliament members will get an update later this month from an expert scientific and technical group on the condition of glaciers in the area near the Kumtor gold mine. The expert group, formed last June, includes
  • 23 Dec 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee on Agricultural Policy, Water Resources, Environment and Regional Development took up the issue of amendments to the country’s Water Code during its meeting this week. First Vice Prime Minister Aaly
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan If Kyrgyzstan’s parliament fails to pass long-discussed amendments to the country’s Water Code, it will mean a shutdown of operations at the Kumtor gold mine, the country’s largest, Kyrgyz Deputy Economy Minister Daniyar Imanaliev
  • 16 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz legislators should make a decision on the fate of the Kumtor gold mine “in the near future,” said Eldar Tadzhibaev, chairman of the Mining Trade Union’s Central Committee. Tadzhibaev told parliamentary deputies this week that
  • 4 Dec 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s Chamber of Deputies is expected to make a final decision on amendments to the country’s Water Code this month, according to Parliament Speaker Asylbek Zheenbekov. Currently, the Water Code prohibits any activities that
  • 12 Oct 2015- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOFIA, Bulgaria A Bulgarian judge last week denied a request from the government of Kyrgyzstan to extradite former Centerra Gold CEO Len Homeniuk to face corruption charges in connection with the Kumtor mining project. Homeniuk, a Canadian citizen, has

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