Disasters

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  • 24 Jun 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report TOKYO Japan Times Tokyo Electric Power Co. resumed operations of the problem-plagued radioactive water treatment system at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. But the multinuclide removal facility, called the advanced liquid processing system, or
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the number of people without access to improved sanitation facilities is the most off track of all of the targets, according to Jose Gesti, a water, sanitation and
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Politico Patton Boggs has agreed to pay $15 million to Chevron and pull out of a case in which the law firm had sought to enforce a multibillion-dollar judgment against the giant oil company over decades-old contamination of Ecuador’s Amazon.
  • 25 Apr 2014- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week approved a $102 million USD line of credit to Sri Lanka for disaster risk financing. Sri Lanka is the first South Asian nation to access this new financing tool from the bank. The $102 million
  • 2 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Groundwater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will be diverted into the Pacific Ocean starting in May, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). TEPCO, the owner and operator of the nuclear plant, will
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 13 Mar 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The biggest issue in the cleanup efforts at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is all the accumulated radioactive water, according to plant chief Akira Ono. While giving a tour of the plant to foreign media, Ono said
  • 10 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Officials at Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) are discussing future desalination projects with Japanese company officials, according to an SWCC official. “SWCC officials discussed a number of desalination
  • 17 Feb 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Managing population growth is key to environmental conservation and water management in Africa's Lake Victoria and Lake Chilwa basins, participants heard at a recent event at Washington, DC-based think tank the Wilson
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The discovery last month of vast groundwater reserves off the coasts of China, Australia, North America, Greenland, Suriname, Nigeria and South Africa, has raised hopes that these resources could offer a solution for water
  • 16 Jan 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced this week that it has found the highest-yet level of radioactive substances-- 2.4 million becquerels per liter-- in groundwater samples taken at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
  • 7 Jan 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), owner and operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, announced this week that it would begin cleaning underground tunnels that it believes have played a major role in contaminating
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Rio Grande River, which runs along the United States/Mexico border and supplies the region with most of its drinking and irrigation water, will not be able to supply enough water in the future to meet rising demand amid
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan It will take at least five or six years to stop all radioactive water leaks and groundwater and ocean contamination at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to a new report from the Japanese government advisory
  • 5 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government panel tasked with determining how to handle the radioactive water being stored at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant this week released a draft report containing new measures to stop the contaminated

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