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  • 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
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report JERUSALEM PR Newswire Afek Oil and Gas Ltd., (Afek), holder of an exclusive oil and gas exploration license in Israel's Golan Heights, announced this week that it is conducting drilling and related operations for the Mei Golan Water Cooperative- a water
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced this week that it has restored water service to 720,000 households in southern Taiwan that lost supply ias a result of Super Typhoon Meranti. As of September 16th, all pipeline reconnections
  • 16 Sep 2016- 11:20 by Local Press Report ALBUQUERQUE, NM Phys.org A new report from the Sandia National Laboratories, "Mapping Water Consumption for Energy Production Around the Pacific Rim," is the first-of-its-kind to maps out every power plant, refinery and mine in 21 Asia-Pacific
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent REȘIȚA, Romania This summer’s drought has led to lower water levels in rivers in Romania’s Caraș-Severin County, site of a number of now-defunct uranium mines and mining dump sites, and this in turn has increased the concentration of radioactive
  • 26 Aug 2016- 09:55 by Local Press Report NAYPYIDAW Myanmar Times China has extended an offer to assist Myanmar with a large-scale project to prevent natural disasters, says the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. "Our country has suffered natural disasters each year because of
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group has won an appeal to build a coastal water desalination plant. The company this week received the green light from the environment
  • 19 Aug 2016- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AGRA, India The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), which will allow it to use treated water from a new sewage treatment plant at its Mathura refinery, the
  • 17 Aug 2016- 03:21 by Local Press Report KARLSRUHE Seeker German researchers have found that the pesky aquatic weed,Salvinia molesta, that covers lakes and ponds with a thick mat of floating leaves that chokes out sunlight,may be useful in soaking up petroleum without taking in the water around it.
  • 10 Aug 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUNO, Peru Peru’s new Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Edmer Trujillo, this week reassured residents in the country’s Puno region that the administration of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will move forward with plans to build a
  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Petroleum products have been found in water sources in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, the Luhansk Prosecutor’s Office reported this week. “The Prosecutor’s Office of the Luhansk Region, in cooperation with the regional Office of
  • 22 Jul 2016- 09:36 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Taipei Times Taiwan Water Corp chairman Kuo Chun-ming on Wednesday said there will be no increase in the cost of water in the coming year. Kuo said that this year’s rainfall has been sufficient, adding that he hopes typhoons will not make landfall for
  • 19 Jul 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government has rejected uranium miner Areva’s asking price of $200 million USD for its 26-million-cubic-meter-per-day Erongo Desalination Plant. Areva had offered to sell the plant to the government last month. Managing
  • 13 Jul 2016- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Some 3,800 households in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, may have their water supply disconnected for excessive consumption. George Esterhuizen, strategic executive finance officer for the city of Windhoek, said that due to the low
  • 24 Jun 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Building a pipeline to divert water from the Okavango River to supply dry areas in central Namibia is a better option than desalination plants, according to Kuiri Tjipangandjara, engineering manager for state-owned service provider

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