Disasters

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  • 31 Jul 2013- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) officials admitted this weekend that a pool of water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant contains levels of radioactive tritium that exceed 145 times that of Japan’s permissible level. They believe
  • 30 Jul 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report ANURADHAPURA News.LK This year's International Conference on Community & Water Services will be held in the North Central Provincial town of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka from 16-18 August. The conference titled Water Cooperation for Community
  • 2 Aug 2013- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Australia-based mining company BHP Billiton will invest nearly $2 billion USD into a new seawater desalination facility in Chile. The development of the plant will guarantee water supply for continued operation of the Escondida mine.
  • 29 Jul 2013- 10:13 by Local Press Report PORT-AU-PRINCE Inter Press Service Lack of financing for a 10-year eradication plan means that cholera will likely be endemic to Haiti for years to come. Cholera spreads via contaminated food, water and fecal matter. One of the essential parts of the
  • 29 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Board Against Metal Mining, an umbrella group for Salvadoran NGOs, is demanding that the country's Legislative Assembly discuss and approve a law presented in 2006 against mining in the country. The demand was
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Bloomberg BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) and Rio Tinto Group, the two largest mining companies, are investing in a $3.43 billion desalination facility that will supply water to Chile’s Escondida copper mine. BHP, which owns 57.5 percent of the mine, is
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia International environmental watchdog Greenpeace’s Russian division found unsafe levels of industrial pollutants, including sulfur, oil, heavy metals and aluminium, in the Moscow River. Last month, the group took samples from 10 discharge
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Environmental Commission in Chile’s Senate is moving forward with development of a glacier protection law for the country. The commission conducted public hearings to determine the effects of mining projects on Andean glaciers. The
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia AREVA Resources Namibia, the Namibian subsidiary of French multinational industrial conglomerate AREVA Group,has put off signing a deal with water utility NamWater and three uranium mining companies to sell bulk water from its 20
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian water and electricity company Marafiq on July 21 signed a $310 million USD contract with French utility giant Veolia to design, build and operate a desalination plant in Jubail. The plant will use reverse osmosis and
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report BRIKAMA The Daily Observer A three-day workshop on drainage sanitation and waste management organised by the West Coast Disaster Management Agency in Brikama began Tuesday at the Gambia Red Cross Society conference hall in Brikama, West Coast Region. The
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU My Republica Various hydropower experts have stressed the need to chart out a clear plan of action to unleash the vast array of hydropower potential of Nepal rather than limiting it merely for electricity generation. The speakers made this remark
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Reuters Reuters reported that a group of indigenous Chileans asked the Supreme Court to revoke the environmental license of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua Lama gold mine because it seeks a total re evaluation of the project. A lawyer representing
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTA MARTA, Colombia Former Guatemalan President Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo and Colombian ex-President Ernesto Samper Pizano met in Santa Marta, Colombia last week to discuss water and peace during the 56th conference of the Colombian Association for
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan The Sudanese government last week rolled out a $392 million USD plan to bring Nile water to the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan. Officials estimated that project could take up to a year-and-a-half to complete. “Connecting Nile water

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