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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...
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...
1 Jul 2014 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Over 360,000 people have been evacuated due to floods along the border region of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, according to local reports.A week of intense rainfall in the region has caused major trans-boundary rivers in the area to overflow, including the Paraguay and the Parana.In Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, the Uruguay River has reportedly reached its highest water levels in 30 years...
14 May 2014 BUENOS AIRES
An appeals court judge gave a green light for Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner to be investigated for abuse of authority in a major Chevron fracking deal. Local Buenos Aires lawmakers had sought the probe -- involving Chevron's fracking with state oil giant YPF at Vaca Muerta -- for alleged "abuse of power, dereliction of duty and attempted environmental damage...
27 Mar 2014 BUENOS AIRES
Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed on Wednesday a loan agreement with Argentina by which the former would give the latter a $51 million USD loan to finance the construction of the Reconquista aqueduct in the central Santa Fe province in the South American country. The aqueduct project will provide Reconquista residents of at least six villages and surrounding residential complexes with high quality fresh water, said a press statement by KFAED, noting that the loan agreement was signed in the capital city of Buenos Aires...
17 Mar 2014 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
On March 13 more than 23 community groups from across Costa Rica, as well as environmental organizations, students, and NGOs, held a demonstration in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, to demand water as a human right and protest the expansion of private hydroelectric projects.The march started at the National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) and concluded at the Legislative Assembly...
17 Mar 2014 BUENOS AIRES
In the latest success for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, authorities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have suspended a proposed $170m water treatment plant deal with Israeli state water firm, Mekorot. The decision comes after a recent campaign by local trade unions and human rights groups which connected Mekorot’s role in the Israeli theft of Palestinian water resources, with evidence that the project did not meet Argentine standards and necessities, reports the Alternative Information Center (AIC)...
15 Jan 2014 BUENOS AIRES
A three-week drought that parched Argentina’s Pampas farm belt in December is quietly wilting this year’s corn crop estimates for the South American grains powerhouse and will likely nudge world food prices higher. Local traders and analysts have cut their harvest estimates for this season to the 18 million to 25 million tonne range, way under the prediction offered by the farm minister just a month ago of more than 32 million tonnes...