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  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The South African Court of Appeals has ordered Harmony Gold Mining-- the third largest producer of gold on the African continent-- to pay to clean up water pollution near its mines in Free State province. The court dismissed
  • 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
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos In an effort to ease regional concerns about the environmental and social impacts of its dam-building on the Mekong River, Laotian government officials this week organized a visit to the site of the planned Don Sahong hydropower project.
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Climate change in East Asia is expected to cause rising sea levels, more severe storms that will increase flooding and more intense droughts, putting some 12 million people from 23 cities at risk and costing as much as $864 billion
  • 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
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos’ plan to construct the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam does not violate the Mekong agreement because the project is not being built on the main stem of the Mekong River, according to Laotian Deputy Minister of Energy
  • 9 Oct 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report TOKYO BBC News Six workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have been doused in radioactive water, its operator says. The incident happened after a worker removed a pipe connected to a water treatment system at the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company
  • 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
  • 3 Oct 2013- 10:19 by Local Press Report TOKYO BBC News Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has a new leak of radioactive water after workers overfilled a storage tank, its operator says. The workers miscalculated the tank's capacity as it was tilted on unlevel ground, plant operator
  • 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
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:08 by Local Press Report TOKYO Dhaka Tribune A piece of plastic padding which clogged up a drain is thought to have caused the breakdown of a decontamination system at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the operator said Sunday. The Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report TOKYO NDTV Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan today, leaving two people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean. The powerful typhoon made landfall in Toyohashi, Aichi
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai and Japanese governments signed an agreement this week on an early flood warning system. The goal is to increase Japanese investors’ confidence in Thailand following the devastating floods two years ago that killed hundreds of
  • 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,
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced last week that all companies planning to use hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to explore for shale gas reserves in South Africa will now be

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