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  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government this week announced plans to strengthen environmental protections in the Sanjiangyuan region of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, in order to protect the sources of several important rivers. Sanjiangyuan means “source of
  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China has been ill-prepared to deal with the significant changes brought about by global warming, according to a government report released on December 9. This includes a lack of adaptability in key areas such as water management, food,
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan It will take at least five or six years to stop all radioactive water leaks and groundwater and ocean contamination at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to a new report from the Japanese government advisory
  • 5 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government panel tasked with determining how to handle the radioactive water being stored at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant this week released a draft report containing new measures to stop the contaminated
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan One of the most powerful storms to hit Japan in recent years, Typhoon Wipha, caused more radioactive contaminated water to leak from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on October 16. Workers at the disabled facility said
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYOTO, Japan Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend said his country is open to international help to contain the ongoing contaminated water disaster at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. “We are wide open to receive the most
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano this week called on Japan to stop working alone and to seek international collaboration to address the radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government on September 10 held its first ministerial meeting to discuss how to handle the radioactive water at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power plant. The meeting, chaired by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga,
  • 9 Sep 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO thejournal.ie The Japanese government is to spend almost $475 million USD before the end of next year on two projects to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power station. A costly untested subterranean ice wall will be
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Both Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority and the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), which operates the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said this week that dumping contaminated water from the plant into the ocean is
  • 29 Aug 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Chinese activities in the Mekong River basin, particularly mineral resource and hydropower projects, have had a negative impact on the region’s environment, according to a new “blue book” published by the Social Sciences Academic Press
  • 28 Aug 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government announced this week that it would step in to help Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) get control of the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, after losing confidence in the utility’s ability to handle
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China’s northeast region is facing its worst floods in more than decade, while heavy rains brought by Typhoon Utor have caused extensive flooding in the nation’s southern regions. The total number of lives lost in the floods is thought to
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Japanese officials announced this week that some 300 tons per day of radioactive water is pouring out of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was destroyed during the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “We think that the volume of
  • 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

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