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5 Sep 2017 BUENOS AIRES
The Argentinean government launched a call to private companies from all over the world to take part alongside the state in 38 water projects for almost US$ 9.5 billion. The call includes works of drinking water, sanitation, dam and irrigation aimed to reach 100 percent coverage in drinking water and 75% in sanitation services...
15 Jul 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Ten months after a major cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, local residents are demanding that the government shut down the project.Residents in the town of Jachal say nearby rivers are still polluted with cyanide and heavy metals from last September’s disaster, and that cancer cases in the region are on the rise...
24 Jun 2016 WASHINGTON, DC
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a new project for Argentina today totaling US$200 million to strengthen flood risk management in the city of Buenos Aires and improve drainage systems in the Cildáñez, Vega and Maldonado Stream basins. The project will directly benefit 3 million people.
17 Jun 2016 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina is seeking to push ahead with the construction of two aqueducts to irrigate crop plantations in the province of Entre Ríos despite widespread opposition from political parties and environmental organisations. Concerns have been raised about the lack of transparency and environmental risks associated with the projects, which will be fully financed by Chinese banks.
13 Apr 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine is located in periglacial area of Argentina, and therefore violates the country’s Glacier Law, according to a US geologist.The scientist, Robert Moran, visited the mine in San Juan province this week as part of the expert investigation ordered by Judge Sebastián Casanell into the cyanide solution spill at the mine last September...
30 Mar 2016 BUENOS AIRES
Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in Argentina had three cyanide leaks between 2011 and 2012 that were contained by the mine's control system, a spokesman acknowledged on Sunday after local media published a government document describing the spills.
24 Mar 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Argentinian Judge Orders Creation of Commission to Investigate Barrick Gold’s Practices at Veladero Mine
Argentinian Federal Judge Sebastian Casanello this week ordered the creation of an expert commission to investigate conditions and practices at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in San Juan province, where a valve failure last September spilled over a million liters of cyanide solution into the nearby Potrerillos River...
21 Mar 2016 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina has secured $3.5 billion in new financing from the World Bank over the next two years to help fund water, health and housing projects as well as a child welfare program, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.
11 Mar 2016 TORONTO, ON, Canada
With Nine Employees Under Investigation for Environmental Crimes in Argentina, Barrick Gold Says No Health Risk From Cyanide Spill
Canadian mining giant Barick Gold this week responded to Argentinian media reports that nine of its employees had been “processed” last week as part of a criminal investigation into the cyanide spill at its Veladero mine in San Juan province last September.In a statement issued on March 10th, Barrick noted that the nine were under investigation “as suspects of a potential crime in connection with an unauthorized release of processing solution” at the mine...
4 Mar 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
A report by Argentina’s Undersecretary for Environmental Control and Supervision has identified several ways that Barrick Gold mismanaged last September’s cyanide spill at its Veladero mine.The report, which was completed in October, was recently presented to the authorities and to the courts handling the environmental pollution cases against Barrick Gold, La Nacion newspaper reported...
20 Nov 2015 SAN JOSE
Heavy rains in recent days have caused flooding in Costa Rica in some 20 communities in the country’s southern Pacific region. Floods broke the main aqueduct in Buenos Aires, cutting off the drinking water supply to most of the population.
27 Oct 2015 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Several people were injured and dozens more were arrested late last week during protests against Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province.Violence broke out between protesters and police on October 23rd, after a court ordered local residents and environmental activists to end their blockade of an access road to the mine, Spanish news agency EFE reported...