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  • 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
  • 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
  • 13 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The United Nations’ special rapporteur on hazardous substances and waste, Baskut Tuncat, is calling for urgent action to address oil pollution in Peru’s Amazon region. Following his recent visit to block 192 (formerly block 1 A-B),  an area
  • 20 Apr 2016- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Six hundred indigenous Peruvians from a number of communities in Loreto state have taken over state-owned oil company Petroperú’s base in the Marañon district. They said Petroperú had violated agreements it made last month to compensate them
  • 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
  • 10 Mar 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the Wampis indigenous group in Peru’s Loreto state have released eight hostages they had been holding since March 6th, after the community reached an agreement with state-owned Petroperú and the National Civil Defense Institute
  • 8 Mar 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the indigenous Wampis community in Peru have taken eight people hostage to demand help from the federal government in the wake of an oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline last month. Reuters quoted German Velasquez,
  • 1 Mar 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ministry of Health this week extended the water quality emergency it declared last month to 16 indigenous communities in the Amazon region that were affected by recent oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline. The 60-day extension
  • 26 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s ombudsman, Eduardo Vega Luna, said this week that state-owned oil company Petroperú should pay compensation to all those affected by recent oil spills in the Amazonas, Loreto and Cajamarca regions. He said the 90-day water quality
  • 23 Feb 2016- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Health Ministry has deployed teams to the Amazon River basin to monitor remediation efforts in the wake of three oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline that have dumped 3,000 barrels of oil into the area. "We have spoken
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru A new oil spill occurred last week in Peru’s Cajamarca region-- the third such incident in less than a month, local media reported over the weekend. The latest spill from Petroperu’s Northern Peruvian Pipeline happened on February 17th in
  • 19 Feb 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government on February 17th declared a 90-day water quality emergency in several districts in the country’s Amazon and Loreto regions, where two oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline have occurred in recent weeks. The
  • 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,
  • 18 Jul 2014- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government is calling on Nicaraguan authorities to provide environmental and accident prevention studies on Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal. The request comes after HKND Group, the Chinese company that is developing

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