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  • 29 Jun 2020- 12:09 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Reuters Water and soil samples that were taken near the site of a giant fuel spill in the Russia’s Arctic and prepared for tests at an independent lab have been held up at the Norilsk airport, a lawmaker and Greenpeace said on Saturday. A vast fuel
  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:29 by Local Press Report MOSCOW The Moscow Times Russia has finished clearing fuel from the surface of a river hit by a massive diesel spill in the Arctic region, but the full clean-up could take years, officials said Wednesday. After more than 700 people were deployed to clear the
  • 10 Jun 2020- 05:59 by Local Press Report NORILSK Tass The maximum allowable concentration of hazardous substances (MAC) in water of fuel-contaminated reservoirs in Norilsk exceeds the norm 60 times "in the most difficult zones," First Deputy Emergencies Minister Alexander Chupriyan told
  • 4 Jun 2020- 06:31 by Staff- Water Diplomat Moscow, Russia Russia’s President Vladimir Putin declared a local state of emergency 3 June after 20,000 tons of oil leaked into rivers from a power plant in the Arctic north of the country. The contamination happened 29 May when the “oil products” leaked
  • 11 Jan 2020- 09:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat MOSCOW, Russia The government of Russia has acknowledged that climate change has had a prominent and increasing effect on its economy and population and has released its plan to adapt to such changes. In a relatively brief 17-page document released
  • 14 Aug 2019- 09:24 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine Efforts by leadership of the Russia-occupied Crimea region of Ukraine to access waters of the Dnieper River have been met with short shrift by the government of Ukraine. Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers Georgy Muradov said
  • 7 Aug 2019- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Info MOSCOW, Russia Cities and settlements near Lake Baikal in Siberia and to the east have been hit by a series of flooding and wildfire disasters that have prevailed for several weeks now. The latest alert is in Baikalsk where heavy rains have created the threat of
  • 23 Jul 2018- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Concern is mounting in Ukraine about radioactive contamination of fresh water caused by flooding of mines in the Russia-occupied east of the country. Ambassador Ihor Prokopchuk, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International
  • 29 Jun 2018- 08:41 by Local Press Report SYKTYVKAR Tass News Agency Authorities of the Komi and Nenets Regions are working on a program to improve the ecology of the Pechora River’s basin. Komi’s Minister of Natural Resources Roman Polshvedkin reports that the region had joined the federal Ecology
  • 7 Feb 2018- 10:00 by Local Press Report PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY Asia Times Russia has long been characterized as an exporter of oil and gas but it may just have found a new export item: drinking water. A Chinese firm, as yet unnamed, plans to supply water from the Russian Far East to southern
  • 11 Oct 2017- 10:08 by Local Press Report NIKEL Beeline Russian and Norwegian environmentalists and politicians gathering in the industrial town of Nikel to tote up advances in cross-border pollution for once had something positive to report: the joint efforts seems to be working. Corporate Risk
  • 14 Sep 2017- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHANGHAI, China The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has called for investment in “Drylands” to protect future food supplies and mitigate and adapt to climate change. Speaking ahead of a conference of the United Nations Convention
  • 8 May 2017- 12:51 by Local Press Report LEBEDYAN teleSUR The streets of Lebedyan were overrun with tropical juices after a large portion of the PepsiCo-owned warehouse collapsed. About 300 square meters of the factory gave way, sending pineapple, apricot, tangerine, grape, mango, pomegranate, apple
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian metals company Norilsk Nikel on September 12th admitted that a spill at one of its plants caused the Daldykin River, near Norilsk in Siberia, to turn scarlet-red last week. The company now says that heavy rains on September 5th
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by Local Press Report YAKUTSK Pravda Residents of the village of Chersky, Yakutia, complain of polluted tap water in their homes. Instead of hot water, there is fuel-like mixture smelling of gasoline. In later August, an oil spill occurred in the area. According to villagers, two

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