Health: General (including workplace health & safety)
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Kenya: Locals express health concerns about proposed Amu Power coal plant to govt. agency, company claims tall chimney will make the plant safe
Author: Daniel Wesangula, Standard Digital (Kenya)
“Lamu Coal: A much needed energy boost or cancer causing project?”...
- Related companies: Amu Power
Uganda: LafargeHolcim urged to remediate for child labour in its subsidiary's supply chain; includes Hima Cement's response
A report by Bread for All & Twerwaneho Listeners' Club has called on LafargeHolcim to take responsibility for former child labourers who have been supplying raw materials to its Uganda subsidiary for over 10 years. In its response, Hima Cement has...
So. Africa: More than 30 illegal miners killed from suspected methane gas explosion at disused Harmony Gold mine
Author: Graeme Hosken, Times Live (South Africa)
''We call it the zama graveyard': 4 brothers among more than 40 killed in blast", 19 May 2017...
- Related companies: Harmony Gold
Author: Conselho Indigenista Missionário-CIMI (Brazil)
“Criança Manchineri de um ano é morta com tiro na cabeça no Acre em onda de violência contra indígenas” 12 de maio de 2017...
- Related in-depth areas: Últimas notícias sobre defensores/as de direitos humanos
Armenia: 6 killed, 52 injured in workplace accidents caused by health & safety violations in 2016, says govt.
Author: EcoLur Network (Armenia)
"Six people killed in workplace accidents in Armenia last year", 3 May 2017...
Author: Charles Lwanga, Daily Nation (Kenya)
"Court bars KAA from paying off residents to expand Malindi airport"...
- Related in-depth areas: Land Rights & Displacements
So. Africa: Settlement in silicosis class action lawsuit by mineworkers against gold mining companies expected by year-end
Author: Jade Davenport, on Mining Weekly (So. Africa)
"Settlement likely by year-end as parties in silicosis case pursue out-of-court option", 5 May 2017...
Author: Betty Obbo, National Association of Professional Environmentalists (Uganda)
"NAPE Promotes Alternative Methods of Extracting Gold from the ore without Mercury"...
Bulgaria: Air pollution by abandoned lignite mine, previously operated by Recoal AD, leads to respiratory damage for locals, show NGO monitoring results
Author: CEE Bankwatch Network
"The dirty secret in Sofia's backyard - the coal dust that only comes at night", 10 May 2017...