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3 Jan 2019 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Oil companies operating in Vaca Muerta, one of the world’s largest unconventional reserves of oil and gas, are illegally dumping thousands of tons of toxic oil and industrial waste in open ponds in the sensitive Patagonia environment, according to research by Greenpeace.A new investigation from Greenpeace Andino says that he illegal dumps are operated by Treater SA...
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.
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.
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.
29 Apr 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Dozens of environmental activists gathered at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on April 27th for a silent protest to demand that President Mauricio Macri close Barrick Gold’s Veladero gold and silver mine in San Juan province.The mine is polluting local rivers and using 9 million liters of water per day, according to the activists...
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.
14 Mar 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
A court in Argentina’s San Juan province on March 11th fined Canadian miner Barrick Gold $9.8 million USD for a cyanide spill at its Veladero mine last September.Announcing the fine, San Juan Governor Sergio Unac said, "With this we are protecting the development of mining activities in the province...
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 Mar 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Argentinian Federal Judge Sebastián Casanello last week asked the University of Buenos Aires and the National University of Cuyo (Uncuyo) to carry out testing of residents of San Juan province who were affected by last September’s cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine.Casanello also requested more analyses of land, rivers and groundwater in the area, the Buenos Aires Herald reported...
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...