Disasters

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  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The government of Uzbekistan still opposes Tajikistan’s construction of the Rogun hydropower plant, a Russian expert said this week. Leonid Gusev, a senior research fellow at the Analytical Center of the International Studies Institute at
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian metals company Norilsk Nikel on September 12th admitted that a spill at one of its plants caused the Daldykin River, near Norilsk in Siberia, to turn scarlet-red last week. The company now says that heavy rains on September 5th
  • 3 Aug 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A foul-smelling stain that appeared on the surface of Russia’s Lake Baikal last week was caused by natural factors, according to Russian Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy. "It did not look like an oil slick.
  • 3 Jun 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has developed a “unique” technology to treat contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Rosatom Chief Executive Sergei Kirienko said this week. He told Rossiya
  • 18 Jan 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Mine clearance at the Gorlovka-Mayorsk water pipeline-- part of the Seversky Donets canal in eastern Ukraine-- will be completed by the end of this month, according to a spokesman for the Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and
  • 21 Nov 2014- 11:01 by Local Press Report MOSCOW ITAR-TASS News Agency Five thousand cubic meters of water were pumped from a flooded Solikamsk-2 mine that belongs to the Uralkali company. The groundwater inflow has weakened, the city administration said.“5 thousand cubic meters is an emergency; the
  • 20 Oct 2014- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian Supreme Court has weighed in on the issue of whether a wood processing facility being built near the city of Ufa will be able to discharge industrial effluents into a nearby secondary sanitary protection zone (SPZ). Russian
  • 30 Apr 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian Academy of Sciences has revealed a new project to use the DNA of mice to improve sewage treatment services in Moscow. The researchers have been working on this project for some time and the high profile announcement is seen as
  • 23 Apr 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Gazprom Neft, Russia’s fourth-largest oil producer, is installing membrane biorecator technology at its Moscow Refinery as part of the second phase of an underground wastewater treatment plant at the site. The  treatment system will allow
  • 20 Mar 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Moscow Region Environmental Prosecutor’s Office has rejected entirely a lengthy report produced by international environmental NGO Greenpeace about the quality of water in the Moscow River. Greenpeace released their data back in June
  • 12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Institute of Ecology for the Volga River Basin in Russia has published the results of a lengthy study, which found that more than 50 percent of fish in the river have some form of mutation due to the high levels of pollution. In some
  • 28 Jan 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia has become increasingly concerned about threats to water quality along its border with Ukraine, after Ukraine signed a $10 billion USD shale gas production-sharing agreement with US oil giant Chevron late last year. “For shale gas
  • 15 Jan 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ST. PETERSBURG, Russia After an almost $9 billion USD water and sanitation project was announced last month in St. Petersburg, the regional governor now claims that the surrounding area, known as Leningrad Oblast, needs an additional $1.5 billion to
  • 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

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