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  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 18 Apr 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Some 4 million of the 6.2 million residents in the Chilean capital, Santiago, were left without drinking water over the weekend due to “extreme turbidity" in the Maipo and Mapocho Rivers, which have been affected by the ongoing
  • 30 Oct 2015- 09:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO International Rivers A proposed diversion of the Maipo River to create the Alto Maipo hydroelectric complex would deprive the river of its ecological flow for 70 kilometers as its waters are channeled underground for a drainage system of tunnels.
  • 11 Mar 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Santiago utility Aguas Andinas last week announced reinforcement of its $34 million USD anti-drought plan and its $198 Million USD water security plan to ensure supply to the capital city and surrounding areas. The regions of Valparaiso,
  • 11 Jun 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Two former local environmental officials in China’s south Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region were found guilty of dereliction of duty and sentenced to jail terms for a 2013 river pollution incident. The officials, former director of Hezhou
  • 21 Jan 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Inter Press Service A hydroelectric project under construction near the Chilean capital poses a threat to the supply of drinking water to more than six million people living in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. The Alto Maipo hydropower facility
  • 20 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUNMING, China The Intermediate People’s Court of Kunming City, the capital of Yunnan Province, sentenced seven people for polluting a local waterway last April. Eight people, including the legal representatives and high-ranking managers of three ore
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NANNING, China Several courts in China’s southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have handed down jail sentences for 13 people over heavy metal pollution that occurred last year. Industrial effluents containing cadmium were being discharged into the
  • 11 Jul 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HEZHOU, China Hezhou City Mayor Bai Xi this week released a public statement apologizing for heavy metal pollution of the Hejiang River, which may have affected millions of people, saying loopholes in the city’s environmental protection allowed the
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HEZHOU, China Government officials from Fengkai County in southern China’s Guangdong province are warning that a section of the Hejiang River has been polluted with thallium and cadmium from upriver activities. The county’s publicity department released
  • The National Copper Corporation of Chile (CODELCO) faces protests by workers and public opposition to its Andina 244 expansion project.
  • Santiago water supplier Aguas Andinas, which  is facing fines and other legal action over recent water cuts in the Chilean capital, is now under fire for its involvement in the Alto Maipo hydropower project.