Disasters

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  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Defense Ministry is establishing a new joint stock utility company that will focus on the needs of Russian military housing units. The new company will provide and manage heat, water and power services for the military. “This
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The annual environmental survey conducted by the local government of the Irkutsk Oblast of Russia found small but distinct improvements in both the environmental conditions and the quality of drinking water provided by the local water
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Representatives of several regional governments in Northwestern Russia are offering advice and practical assistance to Finland after a catastrophic release of sewage there led to pollution and the mass deaths of fish in a major river.
  • 12 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Far East has been pummeled with heavy rains for about three weeks now, causing flooding and damage that so far totals more than $32 million USD, according to the country’s Emergencies Ministry. Regional estimates put total costs
  • 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
  • 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
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia During his keynote speech to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on June 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced several wide-ranging measures to promote economic growth and competitiveness in the country. Two
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A specialist team from Moscow has produced an audit and upgrade plan for the fresh and wastewater resources in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the main city on one of the disputed islands under Russian control off its Pacific coast. Sakhalin Island is
  • 12 Jun 2013- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The head of Russia’s Khanty Mansiysk Autonomous Region has signed a $31 million USD contract with Finnish area cooperative Paijanne Hame to provide water services in remote rural areas. Khanty Mansiysk, a vast area located in North West
  • 11 Jun 2013- 09:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport used the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5 to announce new measures to reduce its effect on the local environment, including reducing oil and jet fuel products entering surface water bodies. The
  • 5 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Over the weekend of 1 and 2 June an oil spill occurred at the construction site of a new shopping and leisure complex in the Moscow Region.  The oil contaminated a flood plain of the Moscow River, and due to high water levels the local
  • As part of Russian efforts to clean up its Pacific coast, the city of Port Vanino last week released details of a project to end the release of raw sewage into the sea and significantly reduce pollution from the maritime industry in the area.
  • Yuzhkuzbassugol, the Russian coal-mining subsidiary of UK-based steel and mining muntinational Evraz Group, plans to rehabilitate two large industrial wastewater treatment facilities and build five new ones this year.
  • On April 11 the Russian Ministry of Finance again downgraded its growth forecasts for the country’s economy this year. It is now expecting growth of just 2.4 percent over the course of 2013, which is expected to be approximately equal or just below the rate of inflation.

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