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8 April 2018

Indonesia: Oil spill in East Kalimantan kills five; causes nausea to hundreds of people

Author: Adinda Normala & Amal Ganesha, Jakarta Globe

"Oil Spill in Balikpapan Takes Toll on Residents, Destroys Wildlife", 06 April 2018...

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25 March 2018

Thailand: Academics wants paraquat herbicide banned; study shows chemical has adverse effect on pregnant women & infants

Author: Pratch Rujivanarom, The Nation

"Academics call for ban on use of paraquat herbicide", 22 March 2018...

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25 March 2018

Thailand: Expert urges immediate environment restoration after Akara gold mine leak which caused local residents' to suffer serious illnesses

Author: Pratch Rujivanarom, The Nation

"Environmental 'disaster' at Akara", 25 March 2018...

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23 March 2018

China: NGO challenges hydropower station project alleging numerous ecological threats & flawed environmental impact assessment

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19 January 2018

India: Bawana firecracker factory fire kills 17, factory owner arrested

Author: Alok Singh, Indian Express

"Delhi fire: Day after blaze killed 17, Bawana firecracker factory owner Manoj Jain arrested." 21 January 2018...

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19 January 2018

India: Bawana firecracker factory fire claims 17 lives

Seventeen people were killed and two injured in a massive blaze at a firecracker storage unit in outer Delhi’s Bawana industrial area on 20 January. The factory was operating without permission and necessary clearances. The city government has ordered...

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6 January 2018

Thailand: Govt. prepares to defend suspension of Australian-owned gold mining operation at intl. arbitration; says order is to protect environment & residents' health

Author: The Nation

"Govt prepares to defend gold mine" 31 December 2017...

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4 January 2018

India: Despite reports on child deaths in mica mines, new investigations find company initiatives failing to have any tangible action on the ground

Author: Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation, India

 "In search of sparkle: is corporate inaction on mica condemning Indian children to death?" 19 December 2017...

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30 December 2017

India: Delhi Solidarity Group report finds “violation of safety norms” and “tearing hurry” at power unit as key reasons behind Nov 2017 blast

Author: Indian Express

"Safety norms violation led to NTPC Unchahar tragedy: Report," 10 December 2017...

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18 December 2017

Oman: Heavy rains leave migrant workers homeless

Author: Saleh Al Shaibany, The National (UAE)

"Three killed as heavy rains lash Oman", 17 December 2017...

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