Disasters

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  • 21 Oct 2008- 12:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GEORGETOWN, Guyana Two new water treatment plants cited for construction in the city of Georgetown, capital of Guyana, will be ready for use in April 2009, said the Chief Executive of Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Karan Singh earlier this month.
  • 21 Oct 2008- 01:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Five government officials from Hechi City in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region were fired last week over the drinking water contamination scandal in which 450 villagers were poisoned by drinking water containing arsenic
  • 13 Oct 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China A serious water pollution incident in southwestern China has sickened 450 people, with around 20 suffering arsenic poisoning, state media reported this week. Nearly 650 residents of Hechi City, Guangxhi Zhuang Autonomous are now being
  • 21 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC A World Bank Report released on July 10 shows that China has largely ignored water infrastructure development in Africa despite investing heavily in hydropower generation, information communication technology (ICT) and railway construction
  • 14 Jul 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc A World Bank Report released on July 10 shows that China has largely ignored water infrastructure development in Africa despite investing heavily in hydropower generation, information communication technology (ICT) and railway
  • 30 Jun 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China New fears over the quality and safety of China's infrastructure were raised this week with the bursting of a dam in the country's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The incident occurred as the country suffered continuing heavy
  • 16 Jun 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Last month's devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan province not only killed an estimated 70,000 people, destroyed infrastructure and property and triggered destructive landslides, it also structurally weakened a number of
  • 16 Jun 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Many of China's major lakes, rivers and coastal waters remain seriously polluted despite clean up efforts, the country's latest annual environmental report reveals. Released last week to mark World Environment Day, the report
  • 9 Jun 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China T ens of thousands of cubic meters of water finally began draining out of China's largest barrier lake early on Saturday morning, ending a week of growing uncertainty. The drainage flows into a 475-meter-long diversion channel dug by
  • 3 Jun 2008- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China H undreds of Chinese soldiers and engineers ended their race against time late Saturday to create a diversion channel for a barrier lake that threatened to inundate more than 1.3 million people. The Tangjiashan Lake, one of 34 created by
  • 26 May 2008- 22:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China is taking steps to reduce the risks of quake lakes in Sichuan province, formed by landslides that blocked rivers. Landslides that blocked rivers in the province have formed 35 barrier lakes in the disaster-hit region. Experts
  • 26 May 2008- 22:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — Starting last week, military and volunteer relief efforts were launched to distribute bottled water to refugees displaced by the 8-Richter-scale earthquake that shook China on May 12. The earthquake in Sichuan province has left 5
  • 26 May 2008- 22:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China moved swiftly within days of its devastating earthquake to remove online reports that the May 12 quake could have been caused by the controversial Three Gorges Dam project. Two reports appeared on official news sites, including
  • 26 May 2008- 22:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- Chinese authorities have requested Israeli company CheckLight to send more drinking water pollution testing kits. The government had already ordered and received 36 such testing kits, but decided to place an urgent request for more as
  • 19 May 2008- 23:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China-As China struggles to cope with the devastation caused by the earthquake, its damaged water infrastructure is posing an additional threat. The country is making provision for assessing damage to the various dams and reservoirs and hydro

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