Disasters

Displaying 1 - 15 of 36
  • 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
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia AREVA Resources Namibia, the Namibian subsidiary of French multinational industrial conglomerate AREVA Group,has put off signing a deal with water utility NamWater and three uranium mining companies to sell bulk water from its 20
  • 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- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan The Sudanese government last week rolled out a $392 million USD plan to bring Nile water to the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan. Officials estimated that project could take up to a year-and-a-half to complete. “Connecting Nile water
  • 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
  • 19 Jul 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Philippine Senator Loren Legarda urged that rainwater catchment facilities be built at all schools and barangays (wards) in order to reduce flooding and conserve water supplies. "These rainwater catchment systems can help
  • 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

Pages