Disasters

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  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:17 by Local Press Report TOKYO Japan Times Up to 6 tons of radioactive water has leaked into the ground at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co.The water, which had been scrubbed by Units A and C of the advanced liquid processing
  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) international emergency response system, sent a team to Bangladesh this week to help the
  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) announced this week that it has resumed pumping water into its reservoirs to supply consumers in the capital. Lilongwe residents have been experiencing water shortages after a fire destroyed the
  • 18 Dec 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CULIACÁN ROSALES, Mexico Residents of Mexico's Sinaloa state are still on alert for water pollution months after a spill from the Santa Rosa Mining Company's Dos Señores mine. At least five rural areas are maintaining an environmental alert to
  • 17 Dec 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand International rights group Human Rights Watch this week called on the government of Thailand to clean up Klity Creek, in the western part of the country. The water body is contaminated with lead, poisoning the water supply of some 400
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh this week launched a clean-up of the country’s Sundarbans Delta, in the wake of an extensive oil spill. The spill, which happened early on December 9th, occurred after a tanker believed to be carrying 350,000 liters of oil
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by Local Press Report DHAKA bdnews24.com Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) suggestion comes nearly a week after an oil-tanker sank there spilling 350,000 litres of furnace oil. Officials say the oil has spread over 50 kilometres as environmentalists fear it will wreak
  • 12 Dec 2014- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova The Prut River, a tributary of the Danube that flows through Ukraine, Moldova and Romania and provides drinking water to people in the region, is at risk of contamination with toxic chemicals, Moldovan environmentalists warned this
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:31 by Local Press Report DHAKA BBC News The Bangladeshi navy has sent four ships to deal with an oil spill from a crashed tanker that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary. The tanker, believed to be carrying 350,000 litres (75,000 gallons) of oil, and another vessel collided
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:21 by Local Press Report AKURE The Guardian In what seems to be the long-sought breakthrough in the search for potable water for residents of fishing communities located in the ecologically ravaged oil-producing coastal stretch of Ondo State, the state government has signed a N2.4
  • 9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has stashed drinking water supplies, including water kits, hygiene kits, water pumps, generators, and water storage and treatment facilities, in warehouses in the cities of Tacloban
  • 8 Dec 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report MANILA GMA News The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday called for food, water and family kits for Filipinos affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). ASEAN, a grouping of 10 Southeast Asian nations where the Philippines is a founding member, also said
  • 8 Dec 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Nearly half of the rivers and streams in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province are in danger of being polluted by coal mining waste, according to a new report from international environmental group Greenpeace. Indonesia is the world’s
  • 5 Dec 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed a committee to look into oil leakage from the Uthuru Janani power station, which has allegedly polluted groundwater resources in the town of Chunnakam, in the country’s Northern province
  • 26 Nov 2014- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Perth-based miner Paladin Energy has come under fire from Malawian civil society organizations and traditional and religious leaders following its decision to discharge water from the tailings dam at its Kayelekera Uranium Mine into the

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