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11 Jun 2019 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
The Supreme Court of Argentina has upheld the constitutionality of an environmental law that bans mining in glacial areas.A challenge to the law had been brought by Canada’s Barrick Gold which operates the Veladero gold mine in northwest Argentina and the Pascua-Lama mine that is on the Argentine-Chile border...
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...
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.
6 Oct 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
After receiving approval from local authorities, Barrick Gold Corp has resumed normal operations at its Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, the company said on October 3rd.The announcement came just a few days after an Argentinian judge upheld the suspension of operations at the mine.In his decision on September 30th, Judge Pablo Oritja had cited a report from provincial mining police, which found that Barrick had not carried out sufficient repairs after a processing solution leak earlier in September...
3 Oct 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
An Argentinian judge on September 30th upheld the suspension of operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in San Juan province.In his decision, Judge Pablo Oritja cited a report from provincial mining police, which found that Barrick had not carried out sufficient repairs after a processing solution leak earlier in September...
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...
15 Jul 2016 BUENOS AIRES
As an introduction to today''s "saucepan-banging" protest against the drastic rise in power and gas tariffs, a Buenos Aires court now ruled a suspension also of the hike in the water bill.
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...
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.
16 May 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Leo Heileman, the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) new head for Latin America, is standing by his agency’s conclusions about the environmental impacts of last September's cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero gold and silver mine pollution in Argentina’s San Juan province.An investigation by UNEP and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the wake of the spill found some pollution, but concluded that rivers located below the mine had not been significantly affected...
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...
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...