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  • 7 Sep 2019- 08:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The government of Japan has told diplomats that it is still considering options for handling contaminated toxic radioactive water stored as part of contamination management measures following damage to Fukushima nuclear power plant which was
  • 12 Jul 2019- 10:56 by Local Press Report GUANGZHOU XINHUANET Mussels, maritime creatures adhering to rocks and boat hulls, can inspire engineering innovations that help ensure blood transfusion safety, purify water and clean up oil spills, according to research published on Wednesday. Other
  • 7 May 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, convened in Geneva from May 1, will address a global ban on the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other fluorinated organic
  • 28 Mar 2019- 09:13 by Local Press Report YANCHENG South China Morning Post The death toll from an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China last week has risen to 78, of whom 56 have been identified. The State Council’s Work Safety Committee, headed by Vice-Premier Liu He told government
  • 18 Feb 2019- 08:07 by Local Press Report SHANGHAI Shine Water pollution is everyone's problem, and city residents are soon to be incentivized to join the fight. From March 1, people who report on any of eight activities including illegal sewage discharge, damaging water facilities and sand
  • 6 Feb 2019- 07:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo The government of Congo has suspended the gold-mining activities of Chinese-owned Agil Congo on the basis of water contamination resulting in illness, and illegal deforestation. Arlette Soudan-Nonault, the country's
  • 8 Nov 2018- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NUUK, Greenland It appears that China and Greenland are looking at an interesting new combined natural resources arrangement. Although it has yet to be proven, there may be as much as 50 billion barrels of oil and gas underground in Greenland and the
  • 16 Aug 2017- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States Uneven Progress in Reducing Water Pollution China's water quality is improving overall but progress is uneven, with some regions finding it hard to meet the annual quality improvement targets, the Ministry of Environmental
  • 10 Aug 2017- 06:17 by Local Press Report CHENGDU China.org Rainfall from Monday to Tuesday caused slides in Gengdi village of Puge county, Sichuan province. As of 6 pm Tuesday, rescuers had saved one person from the debris, but 24 were found dead. The mountain floods also damaged 5 kilometers of
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANGZHOU, China China state media has reported the detention of three officials 7 June after industrial waste water containing 180 times the maximum safe level of zinc was discharged directly into a river in east China's Zhejiang Province. Three
  • 1 May 2017- 12:55 by Local Press Report HONG KONG CFO Innovation The risk of human rights tainted tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold (3TG) entering the supply chains of tech firms is extending well beyond the traditional home of ‘conflict minerals,’ DR Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa,
  • 15 Nov 2016- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HOHHOT, China Two hundred eighty people have been questioned and 362 companies have been shut down since July for violating environmental regulations in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Authorities said that since a central supervision group
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei on September 27th halted water withdrawals from reservoirs supplying the city after heavy rains and mudslides brought by Typhoon Megi caused high turbidity levels. The storm has killed four people and injured 329 others. According
  • 11 Aug 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent XI’AN, China Hongjiannao Lake, China's largest desert freshwater lake, is at risk of drying up within 10 years, according to experts. The lake, located on the border of Shaanxi province and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has shrunk from 67
  • 23 May 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LANZHOU, China The Intermediate People's Court of Lanzhou City in China’s northwestern Gansu province has upheld an earlier court decision rejecting compensation claims brought by five Lanzhou residents over a 2014 tap water contamination incident.

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