Tag: <span>RRR_River-related Risks</span>

Spilled Molybdenum Tailings Are Spreading Pollution in the Amur River Basin

The Amur-Heilong River has a long history of environmental pollution, with the worst cases resulting from industrial accidents. People of China and Russia still vividly remember the great panic of 2005 when a chemical plant blasted in Jilin Province threatening by toxic spill Harbin and Habarovsk cities and dozens of …

Warragamba Dam: Whose Backyard is this?

Following the submission of a complaint to the New South Wales Senate Inquiry on the Warragamba Dam, as a responsible signatory I decided to visit the dam itself. Of course, our own submission dealt with environmentally damaging projects undertaken by SMEC overseas, but looking at legendary Warragamba Dam would give …

The buyers of the Amazar Pulp Mill acknowledged that they misinformed the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Civil society attempts to prevent the worst environmental and social impacts from Chinese-owned pulp-mill development in Zabaikalsky province scored a new important tactical victory at Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The KHI toy-manufacturing company, which previously claimed that it wants to take over management of the “highly profitable Polaris Company” (Amazar …

Siberian Placer Gold Mining Kills Humans and Rivers

Fifteen people were killed and another six missing after a dam collapsed at an artisanal gold mine in a remote Siberian settlement of Shchetinkino  at dawn on October 19  in the latest deadly accident to hit Russia. The Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition since 2008 has been calling on authorities …

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) intends to co-finance the Rogun Hydro in Tajikistan?

The AIIB announced that it is joining the ADB and EBRD in an effort to build a 76 kilometer road and a bridge in Tajikistan. One would wonder why three multilateral banks are needed for such a small ordinary task? The answer is simple – they are helping the Central …

HidroItuango: EPM Company Called to Appear Before War Crimes Tribunal in Colombia

Colombia’s war crimes tribunal will go to Medellin in October to learn why the city’s energy company EPM flooded an area where prosecutors were looking for hundreds of missing persons. The session will be the second in the city where Mayor Federico Gutierrez was reprimanded by the Special Jurisdiction for …