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  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwater Practice, driving the freshwater
  • 2 Mar 2018- 12:56 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Mongabay Norsk Hydro, a bauxite and aluminum mining and refining company also known as “Hydro” whose majority and controlling shareholder is the Norwegian government, has been accused by the Brazilian government of a toxic waste spill from holding
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian officials on September 25th reported two new oil spills in the country's Amazon region. The first spill happened on September 24th in the Andoas district in the Loreto region, and the second a day later in the Urarinas district,
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa
  • 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
  • 1 Jul 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The president of Peru’s state-owned energy company, Petroperú, has resigned this week in the wake of another oil spill in the country’s Amazon region. Energy and Mines Minister Rosa Maria Ortiz announced the resignation of German Velasquez on
  • 28 Jun 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz government this week approved Kumtor’s 2016 mine plan. It is the final approval needed to ensure continuous operations at the gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul province. Last week, Centerra Gold Inc, owner of the Kumtor
  • 27 Jun 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru State energy company Petroperú on June 25th reported yet another oil spill in the Amazon region of northern Peru. The company and the the Environmental Evaluation and Oversight Office (OEFA) are investigating the cause of the spill from the
  • 23 Jun 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Centerra Gold Inc, owner of the Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul province, said this week that it has received approval for its 2016 maximum allowable emissions and maximum allowable discharge permits from the Kyrgyz State
  • 20 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz government has ordered state agencies to take steps to ensure uninterrupted operations at the Kumtor gold mine in Issyk-Kul province, but has warned that these measures “do not cancel the obligations of the Kumtor Gold
  • 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

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