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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
  • 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- 10:09 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
  • 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
  • 22 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VILNIUS, Lithuania A Lithuanian government commission led by Deputy Minister for the Environment Daiva Matoniene, on July 19 postponed a final decision on a shale gas exploration tender in Western Lithuania. The final decision will be made during the
  • 18 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced this week that Chile’s Copiapo Court of Appeals had upheld a previous court order requiring the company to halt operations at its $8.5 billion USD Pascua-Lama gold mine until a water
  • 18 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YAN’AN, China A landslide caused by severe weather on July 15 cracked open an underground oil pipeline in Yan'an, in northwest China’s Zichang county in Shaanxi province, sending nearly a ton of oil into the Haojiachuan River, according to local
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NANNING, China Several courts in China’s southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have handed down jail sentences for 13 people over heavy metal pollution that occurred last year. Industrial effluents containing cadmium were being discharged into the
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TIRASPOL, Moldova Environmentalists in Transnistria,a breakaway territory located between the Dniester River and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine, have expressed concerns about depletion and pollution of water resources in the Dniester Basin.
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The Romanian government has granted oil giant Chevron environmental permits for shale gas exploration in Vaslui County, Mihai Faca, president of the National Agency for Environmental Protection, said last week. Faca said an
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea on July 15 informed South Korean authorities that it planned to release water from its border dams following recent heavy rains. Seoul's unification ministry, which handles communications with the north, said
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina is proposing a two-year moratorium on granting mining licenses. During his television show "De frente con el Presidente" last week, Pérez confirmed that Minister of Energy and
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay Six Paraguayan companies have expressed interested in constructing a water reservoir in Paraguay’s Chaco Region, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Communication. Some 202 kilometers of pipe are already being laid as part
  • 15 Jul 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawian President Joyce Banda has given regional mediators until the end of September to find a solution to the border dispute between her country and Tanzania over Lake Malawi or else her government will refer the matter to the
  • 11 Jul 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Efforts to clean up the Petroecuador oil spill in Ecuador’s Amazon region are continuing, with the National Secretary of Risk Management reporting this week that it has delivered a total of 190 55-gallon water tanks to communities in

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