Latest Pulp mill conflict between Argentina and Uruguay Stories

2010-04-20 12:21:00

WASHINGTON and THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In a much-awaited ruling on a cross-border environmental dispute, the International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled overwhelmingly in Uruguay's favor in a case brought by neighboring Argentina, which had attempted to force the closing and dismantling of a paper pulp mill on the Uruguay River, whose course forms part of the border between the two nations. The ruling by 14 judges from around the world expressly upheld...

2008-06-19 09:00:59

Uruguay preparing defense over Argentine indictment against paper mill MONTEVIDEO, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Uruguay is preparing its defense against the Argentine demand in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over a controversial paper pulp plant on a river that forms the border between both countries, local media reported Tuesday. Authorities will hold a meeting in Uruguay's capital Montevideo later this month to "give the final touches to the answer to the demand," which should be...

2006-04-04 19:43:29

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Reuters) - Talks between Uruguay and Argentina over the environmental impact of two giant pulp mills on their border crumbled again on Tuesday as a planned presidential "summit" on the dispute was canceled for a second time. Just as a truce in the months-long diplomatic spat appeared near, Argentina rejected a decision by one of the two pulp companies to halt construction in Uruguay for just 10 days, considered too short a time to allow the governments to conduct...

2006-03-02 12:44:01

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday its members prevented a boat from leaving a Chilean port with materials to construct a controversial wood pulp plant in Uruguay. The construction of two large wood pulp mills in Uruguay has sparked environmental concerns, protests and a diplomatic crisis between Uruguay and Argentina, which is worried runoff from the plants would contaminate waters shared by both countries. Greenpeace said 11 members of its...

2005-08-09 08:00:08

By Louise Egan GUALEGUAYCHU, Argentina (Reuters) - Gualeguaychu used to be a sleepy Argentine town. That was before two European companies decided to build some of the world's largest pulp mills on its doorstep in neighboring Uruguay. Now it's a hotbed of protest as farmers, ecologists and politicians fearing the mills will lead to acid rain and a stench reminiscent of rotten eggs have taken to the streets to block the projects. Their opposition to the mills, which Uruguay hopes will help...

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