Argentina oil company leaves Peru town after protests

BBC

Locals in Junin fear the kind of oil contamination being reported by indigenous communities in Pluspetrol's northern Amazon oil holdings
Locals in Junin fear the kind of oil contamination being reported by indigenous communities in Pluspetrol’s northern Amazon oil holdings

The company, Pluspetrol, was asked to leave by the government after the death of a demonstrator in Junin province, during four days of violent protests.

The demonstrators, mostly indigenous people, accused the company of contaminating local rivers and soil.

Pluspetrol denied causing any environmental damage. Continue reading Argentina oil company leaves Peru town after protests

One week back in “Normality” Chris’ early reflections on Nicaragua

CAFOD

Chris with children at the Sisters of the Guardian Angels in Managua
Chris with children at the Sisters of the Guardian Angels in Managua

Before Chris returned to the hustle and bustle of life at the Youth Mission Team near Consett, we asked him a few questions about his time in Nicaragua.
Just nine questions for now, although we’re sure that we’ll get to hear a lot more about his adventures and the people he met.
Continue reading One week back in “Normality” Chris’ early reflections on Nicaragua

New Leak Spurs Radiation Spike at Fukushima

Common Dreams

The latest incident underscores the difficulty of safely cleaning up and decommissioning the nuclear plant

Deirdre Fulton

Workers at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station work among underground water storage pools in April, 2013. Two types of above-ground storage tanks rise in the background.(Photo: IAEA Imagebank/flickr/cc)
Workers at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station work among underground water storage pools in April, 2013. Two types of above-ground storage tanks rise in the background.(Photo: IAEA Imagebank/flickr/cc)

A fresh leak of radioactive water was detected at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant on Sunday, raising new concerns about ongoing efforts to clean up the site. Continue reading New Leak Spurs Radiation Spike at Fukushima