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
  • 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- 10:09 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 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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