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  • 3 Sep 2020- 16:46 by Local Press Report RIYADH Asharq AL-awsat The SAFER Exploration & Production Operations Company (SEPOC), which owns the derelict Safer oil tanker that is anchored off Hodeidah’s coastline, confirmed the need to discharge the oil on board the rundown vessel before an
  • 3 Feb 2020- 07:51 by Local Press Report NEOM The National Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, plans to use solar energy to desalinate water in the planned $500 billion (Dh1.8 trillion) sustainable city of Neom. The "solar dome", which consists of an array of mirrors, will
  • 20 Nov 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg The attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil plant in September added urgency to the kingdom’s push to shore up another key vulnerability: water. The country’s daily water consumption exceeds its storage capacity, and millions of people could go
  • 22 Jul 2018- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Info RIDAYH, Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), a Suadia Arabia government corporation has engaged ACCIONA Agua to build the Al Khobar desalination plant in Khobar on the country's east coast, about 400 kilometres from Riyadh. This EPC
  • 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
  • 2 Aug 2016- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The dispute between Canadian miner Gabriel Resources and the Romanian government over Gabriel's controversial Rosia Montana gold and silver mine will be heard at the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment
  • 4 Apr 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CRUCEA, Romania Authorities in Crucea commune, in Romania’s Suceava County, has been trying unsuccessfully for nine years to take over the local water distribution system from the National Uranium Company. The company’s continued refusal to transfer the
  • 16 Mar 2016- 08:50 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST EU Observer The Soviet Union mined uranium across its empire for decades, leaving a legacy of environmental damage, social breakdown and widespread health issues. Ecosystems Environment Pollution Regulation Transnational Issues Water Quality
  • 31 Jul 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania has operated within the law in its handling of Gabriel Resources’ controversial Rosia Montana mining project, and is prepared to defend itself in court, Romanian Environment, Waters and Forests Minister Gratiela Gavrilescu
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Canadian miner Gabriel Resources Ltd. announced this week that it is seeking damages from Romania for blocking the planned Rosia Montana open-pit gold and silver mine in the country’s Transylvania region. "Gabriel Resources Ltd
  • 10 Apr 2015- 10:27 by Local Press Report LUXEMBOURG Business Review Europe On Thursday April 9th the European Commision announced aid grants to Romania in the amount of $9.0 million and to Bulgaria in the amount of $2.1 million to partially cover the emergency costs of recovery operations following
  • 19 Mar 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian legislators last week rejected a bill that would ban exploration and exploitation of shale gas using by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The bill, which was strongly supported by the civil society groups, was proposed by
  • 25 Feb 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Romania Insider The Arges Environmental Guard fined oil & gas company OMV Petrom with EUR 22,400 ($25,000 USD). Another local institution sanctioned the same operator with almost EUR 8,000 ($9,000 USD), after the company had polluted the
  • 24 Feb 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST B92 The U.S. oil and gas company Chevron will this year cancel a project of exploration and production of shale gas in Romania. This was confirmed by a Chevropn representative who spoke for the Mediafax agency in Bucharest, noting that the decision
  • 28 Jan 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania’s new president, Klaus Iohannis, weighed in last week on the controversial issues of shale gas exploration and extraction and the Rosia Montana mining project. “Regarding the shale gas exploration, I have the feeling that

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