Terms searched: Matanzas-Riachuelo River
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.
11 Nov 2013 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
International anti-pollution non-profit the Blacksmith Institute said last week that it was “impressed over the advances” made by Argentina’s Matanza-Riachuelo river basin authority, ACUMAR, with regard to water quality, according to Argentinian media.This is something of a backtrack, since the Blacksmith Institute and NGO Green Cross Switzerland included the river basin in their report, “Top Ten Toxic Threats in 2013: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges...
6 Nov 2013 NEW YORK, NY, United States
More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti-pollution non-profit the Blacksmith Institute.The report, “Top Ten Toxic Threats in 2013: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges,” ranked the 10 most contaminated sites in the world, based on industry information, public sources, and scientific literature...
5 Nov 2013 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Argentina’s Matanza-Riachuelo Basin Authority (ACUMAR) announced last week that it has shut down nine companies for pollution.The shutdowns took place throughout October. The authority has cited a total of 1,197 companies as polluters. Of these, 282 have been shut down and must present a plan to halt their water contamination...