Disasters

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  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Wastewater discharges from the Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company now meet environmental standards, the Vietnamese environment ministry said last week. The ministry built two automatic monitoring stations near facility, which have
  • 20 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has ordered the Environment General Department and local People’s Committee in Thanh Hoa province to investigate the cause of five major fish death incidents in the
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Domestic Vietnamese Hoa Sen Group reportedly plans to invest $10 billion USD on a massive steel project in the central province of Ninh Thuan. The country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has indicated that although an official license
  • 12 Sep 2016- 07:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The government of Vietnam’s Dong Nai Province has fined Taiwanese screw manufacturer Header Plan Co. over $9,000 USD for illegally discharging wastewater into a canal that flows into the Dong Nai River. The Dong Nai Department of Natural
  • 1 Sep 2016- 04:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group this week completed its $500 million USD compensation payment to the Vietnamese government for a water pollution incident that killed 70 tons of wild and farm-raised fish off Vietnam’s central coast last
  • 28 Jul 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment this week put into operation an environmental surveillance station to monitor waste discharges from the Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company. Wastewater discharges by the
  • 8 Jun 2016- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Protesters have taken to the streets in Vietnam’s major cities and coastal communities on a regular basis over the past six weeks to demand more government action to curb environmental threats, as well greater transparency, in the wake of
  • 18 May 2016- 11:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A radical new approach is needed for disaster risk assessment and management that takes into account climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization and future environmental conditions, the World Bank-managed Global
  • 13 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The government of Vietnam’s Ha Tinh Province plans to quickly build a monitoring station to check wastewater discharges from the Taiwanese-owned Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company plant, which has been implicated in the massive
  • 9 May 2016- 11:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam In the wake of two incidents involving mass fish deaths in the past month, Vietnam’s Environment Ministry is urging all cities and provinces in coastal areas or near rivers to review how wastewater is disposed of. Minister Tran Hong Ha has
  • 5 May 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc this week ordered an investigation into the recent mass fish deaths off the country’s coast, which he called “the most serious environmental incident Vietnam has faced.” Additionally, Phuc wanted
  • 29 Apr 2016- 12:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government has ordered Taiwanese-owned Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company to dig up a wastewater pipeline that came under scrutiny during an investigation into mass fish deaths in the country’s Ha Tinh province.
  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant is “still unfolding,” former Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned this week. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on January 26th, Kan, who was the
  • 25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The District Court of the Hague last week denied an attempt by Ecuador to overturn an earlier arbitration court ruling handed down against the country in its multi-billion-dollar Amazon pollution case against US-based oil

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