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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.
  • 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 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
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukrainian and Moldovan authorities are concerned about water contamination after a half-meter diameter rupture appeared at a tailings pond at the now-closed Dombrov mine in the Kalush district of Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk province. The
  • 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 GUIYANG, China China will improve its monitoring of drinking water sources by establishing national standards, better controlling poisonous contaminates and creating early warning systems, according to an official at the Ministry of Environmental
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meeting in Brunei this week. The meeting of