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15 September 2018

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group did not respond

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to respond to a report mentioning the bank as a co-financier of the companies involved in the construction of the collapsed dam that forms part of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy...

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Article
8 September 2018

Myanmar's bloodstained jade mining industry is built on drug addiction, slave labour & environmental destruction

Author: Pearl Forss, Channel News Asia

"Blood jades: The dark side of Myanmar's trade with China" 8 September 2018...

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Article
26 August 2018

Myanmar: Residents urge Govt. to halt dam project fearing Laos dam disaster to happen

Author: Naw Betty Han, Myanmar Times

"Residents urge govt to halt Upper Yeywa dam project in Shan", 27 August 2018...

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Story
26 August 2018

Laos: Groups call on companies to be held accountable for collapse of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam

On July 23, 2018, a dam in the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower project collapsed and released massive amount of water that resulted to disastrous flooding in districts of southern Laos....

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Article
16 August 2018

Laos: Developers continue dam projects despite govt. suspension order following recent dam disaster

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Developers Press Ahead With Dams, Despite Lao Order to Halt New Hydropower Projects", 16 August 2018...

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Article
30 July 2018

Alliance plans on transitioning worker helpline to independent initiative, increasing access to millions more workers in Bangladesh

Author: The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance)

"Alliance to Transition Landmark Amader Kotha Worker Helpline to Independent Initiative, Expanding Access to Millions More Workers", 22 July 2018...

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Article
29 July 2018

Laos: Official says project developer must be held accountable for dam collapse

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Lao Dam Collapse Caused by Heavy Rains, Faulty Construction: Minister", 26 July 2018...

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Story
28 July 2018

Big banks respond to NGO call to end mine waste dumping at sea and into rivers

An campaign by Earthworks aimed at ending mine waste dumping in riverine and marine bodies of water is attracting the support of banking institutions. ...

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Article
1 July 2018

South Africa: People in Highveld do not enjoy air quality required by Constitution due to pollution caused by coal-fired power stations

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights, groundWork, & Highveld Environmental Justice Network

Broken Promises: The failure of the Highveld Priority Area...

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Article
28 June 2018

Brazil: BHP signs deal with govt. to suspend $55 billion Samarco lawsuit; companies currently in talks with govt. to re-open mine

Author: David Chau, ABC (Australia)

"BHP signs deal to suspend $55 billion Samarco lawsuit for two years", 26 June 2018...

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