- Weliweriya : President orders relocation of Weliweriya factory
After important demonstrations that were brutally opposed by the military and resulted in the death of tree persons and in many injured, Sri Lanka President orders the relocation of Weliweriya factory, wich is at the source of the problem.
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Canada: massive toxic waste water spill in the B.C. Cariboo region
The Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine spilled five million cubic metres of toxic waste water – the equivalent of 2000 Olympic-sized swimming pools – from a gold and copper mine near Quesnel, B.C. The slurry, laden with heavy metals like arsenic and mercury, has contaminated Hazeltine Creek, Quesnel Lake and Polley Lake.The spill has resulted in a complete drinking water ban to the entire Quesnel and Cariboo River systems up to the Fraser River.
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Water Restrictions Imposed After Mining Spill Turns Mexico River Orange
Water restrictions on towns and cities along a river in the state of Sonora following a spill of around 10 million gallons of contaminated wastewater containing sulfuric acid from the Buenavista copper mine in Cananea, Mexico, situated only about 25 miles from the U.S. border.
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El Salvador: Water everywhere for profit in Nejapa, but few drops for local people to drink
Millions of dollars are made by major beverage businesses in Nejapa, an expanding industrial area in El Salvador. But local people despite living on top of one of the country’s largest aquifers, struggle every day to find enough clean water to drink.
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Nigeria: Ogoni People Still Drinking Polluted Water - Report
"STILL POLLUTED: Monitoring Government and Shell's Response to UNEP's Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland" is a report product of two years monitoring of the effort of the Nigerian government and oil companies to address the remediation of the environmentally-devastated Ogoniland through the implementation of the concrete recommendations in the report by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
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