Disasters

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  • 21 Apr 2016- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Releasing water containing diluted tritium into the Pacific Ocean is the most feasible option for dealing with the wastewater at the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and
  • 31 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Fukushima District Public Prosecutor’s Office said on March 29th that it had not found insufficient evidence to indict Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) President Naomi Hirose and 31 other current and former executives over leaks of
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru It will cost $1 billion USD over the next five years to clean up and restore the Rimac River, according to the head of Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA). The Rimac, one of three major river basins that provide water supply to the capital,
  • 22 Jul 2015- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, still has some 7,000 tons of radioactive water that has to be removed from 16 locations, including underground tunnels, at the
  • 23 Feb 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan A new leak of highly radioactive water has been detected at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, according to the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO). The leak was detected on February 22nd by sensors
  • 11 Feb 2015- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Toxic water build-up remains a major challenge at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, according to Juan Carlos Lentijo, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team that is in Japan to review the progress of the
  • 27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government has announced plans to begin using seawater from the Pacific Ocean as an alternative source of drinking water. According to state-controlled water utility SEDAPAL, the plans include construction of a desalination plant
  • 22 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority on January 21st approved a plan to allow the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, to discharge wastewater from the facility containing some
  • 16 Jan 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The Colombian government said this week that it was prepared to deal with the effects of potential drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon. Colombia’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) said
  • 12 Jan 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean legislators are considering a measure that would make it mandatory for some mining companies to build desalination plants to supply their operations. A bill to this effect was introduced in the lower chamber of deputies last year
  • 28 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), an international scientific research and conservation organization, last week issued a resolution calling on the Nicaraguan government to halt construction of the planned
  • 3 Oct 2014- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, this week started using a new, mobile water treatment facility to clean radioactive water at the crippled plant, according to local reports. The
  • 25 Sep 2014- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in March 2011, is still releasing tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, despite recent progress by plant operator the
  • 29 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANTOFAGASTA, Chile A new study from Chile’s Medical College has found high levels of heavy metals in Pacific coastal waters near the city of Antofagasta. Sixty percent of the water provided by local water company Aguas Antofagasta comes from two
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:57 by Local Press Report OSAKA Japan Times A powerful earthquake originating in what seismologists call the Nankai Trough off the Pacific coast could cut off tap water to roughly 8.32 million people in Osaka, or 94 percent of the prefecture’s residents, the Osaka Prefectural

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