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31 Jan 2018 BUENOS AIRES
A Loan Agreement was signed today between the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development whereby the Fund will provide a Loan of KD 15,000,000 (equivalent to about US$ 51 million) for the financing of the La Plata Water Supply Project. The Project aims at supporting the socio-economic development in Buenos Aires Province, by improving the potable water quality and providing adequate quantities of water supply to the residences within the Project area until the year 2040.
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...
13 Feb 2017 BUENOS AIRES
Is it possible to spend 5.2 billion dollars to clean up a river which is just 64-km-long and get practically no results? Argentina is showing that it is.
12 Oct 2016 BUENOS AIRES
In an effort to eradicate the spread of massive outbreaks of dengue, zika and chikungunya in joint operations with UNICEF, the pan-American Health Organization, Argentina launched weeks of action against Mosquitos on Thursday in Buenos Aires.
19 Sep 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
The government of Argentina’s San Juan province has temporarily suspended operations at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in the wake of a new spill at the site.A pipe carrying process solution -- which includes cyanide -- was damaged by a large block of ice that rolled down from the heap leach valley slope on September 8th...
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...
7 Dec 2015 BUENOS AIRES
One of the greatest current fracking threats in South America is located in the Entre Ríos region of Argentina and the neighboring area of Uruguay in the Paraná Chaco, where the extraction of shale oil and shale gas is planned. According to Roberto Orchandio, an engineer and former oil industry employee in the United States and Argentina, contaminated water poses a serious danger.
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...
2 Oct 2015 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Preliminary testing has found that the cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province did not contaminate local water sources, according to experts from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).“The values found do not show deviations from the previous results, particularly considering the cyanide values and their derivatives, total and dissolved metals, organic and inorganic compounds and physico-chemical parameters,” said the initial report from the UN teams charged with investigating the spill, which was released on September 30th...
28 Sep 2015 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Nine employees of Canadian miner Barrick Gold are being charged in connection with a cyanide spill earlier this month at the company’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, San Juan Judge Pablo Oritja said last week.Oritja told Argentinian radio last week that authorities could begin interrogating the employees as soon as October 6th...
18 May 2015 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina will receive a $200 million USD loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to fund a programme to improve living conditions for families dwelling in irregular settlements, such as shanty towns and campsites.The work is part of the Neighborhood Upgrading Program, which has been designed to legalise land ownership, provide basic infrastructure and support community development, thereby helping some 250,000 families.
26 Nov 2014 EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom
The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Lilian Del Castillo-Laborde, a Professor of International Law at the University of Buenos Aires Law School in Argentina and Vice-President at the IWRA...