Disasters

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  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environmental Authority (CEA) this week temporarily lifted the suspension of the Environmental Protection License for a Coca-Cola plant in Biyagama. The environmental regulator had suspended the license last week,
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Coca-Cola’s Sri Lanka unit has had its environmental protection license temporarily suspended after an oil leak from a fuel pipe at its facility in Biyagama polluted a major river, forcing authorities to cut off water supply to
  • 2 Mar 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environment Authority (CEA) will hand over a report on groundwater contamination in the country’s Northern province to President Maithripala Sirisena this week. Sirisena had ordered the CEA to investigate
  • 16 Feb 2015- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government is taking steps to distribute drinking water to residents affected by groundwater contamination on the Jaffna peninsula, in the northern part of the country. The National Water Supply and Drainage Board,
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government this week ordered the country’s Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) to carry out a scientific investigation of water contamination in the northern district of Jaffna. In the recent months, residents of the
  • 5 Dec 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed a committee to look into oil leakage from the Uthuru Janani power station, which has allegedly polluted groundwater resources in the town of Chunnakam, in the country’s Northern province
  • 25 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Residents from the town of Chunnakum, in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, are demanding immediate action to stop oil leakage from the nearby Uthuru Janani power station, which has polluted groundwater resources in the area. The 24
  • 5 Mar 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Laos’s plan to construct another dam on the Mekong River does not include measures to reduce impacts on those living downstream, according to international environmental watchdog WWF. WWF reviewed research commissioned last year by
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement last week to launch a Hydropower Developers Working Group. The group aims to ensure that hydropower projects are
  • 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.
  • 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