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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
  • 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.
  • 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- 10:05 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
  • 23 Jul 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia In a public conference call held with President Vladimir Putin on July 18, Igor Sechin, head of Russian oil company Rosneft, announced a $700 million USD project to upgrade the Komsomolsk refinery, one of the country’s largest oil
  • 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
  • 19 Jul 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Philippine Senator Loren Legarda urged that rainwater catchment facilities be built at all schools and barangays (wards) in order to reduce flooding and conserve water supplies. "These rainwater catchment systems can help
  • 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 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
  • 12 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy has launched a new project to identify potential renewable energy sources nationwide in order to maximize future production, city officials said in a statement issued
  • 9 Jul 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Tests by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have once again found toxic radioactive substances in the groundwater under the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant. The plant sustained massive damage after a 9.0 magnitude
  • 9 Jul 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COTONOU, Benin Eight West African countries have agreed to create a regional authority to enable and regulate public-private partnerships in the fields of water and solar energy. The move was announced at the conclusion of the first International
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to

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