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16 August 2016

Russia: Mining companies, including OAO Yuzhnaya, violate indigenous Shor peoples' rights, say activists; includes company comments

According to the NGO report linked below, indigenous Shor people suffer from a process of systematic destruction resulting from mining companies’ operations, including OAO Yuzhnaya. The villagers are now displaced, some are reported homeless. No...

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Report
9 June 2016
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Author: Confédération syndicale internationale (CSI)

« Indice CSI des droits dans le monde 2016 », juin 2016...

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15 June 2015

Guardian finds pension funds exposed to climate change risks due to investments in coal

Author: Damian Carrington & Caelainn Barr, Guardian (UK)

"Coal crash: how pension funds face huge risk from climate change", 15 Jun 2015...

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31 August 2010

Mine the Gap: Connecting Water Risks and Disclosure in the Mining Sector [PDF]

Author: Marta Miranda and Amanda Sauer, World Resource Institute [USA]

Water issues are becoming a considerable factor affecting growth and profitability of companies in many regions of the world. This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related...

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12 May 2010

60 dead in Russian mine blast, 30 missing

Author: Sergey Ponomarev, Associated Press

Thirty Siberian coal miners are buried so deep in Russia's largest underground coal mine that rescuers use up most of their oxygen tanks trying to reach them and can't spend much time searching for the missing men, the regional governor said Tuesday.....

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10 May 2010

Death Toll Rises To 32 In Russian Mine Disaster

Author: Radio Free Europe

Rescue efforts are continuing at a Siberian coal mine [operated by Raspadskaya coal company] where twin explosions this weekend killed at least 32 people and injured dozens more…Some 60 people are believed to be still trapped in the mine, where rescue...

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10 May 2010

Russia: Death toll from Siberian mine explosion rises to 60 - dangerous rescue operations continue for 30 still missing

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Article
7 December 2009

Ghosts of the brutal past [Russia]

Author: Charles Glover, Financial Times

...[O]f the former gulag enterprises, Norilsk [Nickel] is one of the few that acknowledges its past, partly because its infamy as a prison camp is so well known...While both...Yuzhny Kuzbass [part of Mechel]...and Evraz...steel groups have departments...

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17 August 2008

Accident kills 3 at Evraz coal mine in Siberia

Author: Robin Paxton, Tanya Mosolova & Rory Channing, Reuters

Three miners died on Sunday in an accident at a Siberian coal mine owned by Evraz Group..."There was an accident. Three people died," a spokesman for the Emergencies Ministry in Moscow said. "Over 70 people were inside the mine at the time of the...

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28 February 2008

Norilsk Targeted in Environmental Suit [Russia] [subscription required]

Author: Robin Paxton and Anastasia Teterevieva, Moscow Times

Norilsk Nickel was named in a 4.35 billion ruble ($178 million) pollution lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Ministry's environmental watchdog on Wednesday in its largest-ever claim against a metals company...Stemming from the alleged pollution of...

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