Disasters

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  • 2 Dec 2019- 08:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan The government of Japan government has sought to reassure neighboring countries that contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant will be dealt with “appropriately”. There has been critisism of Japan, however, for lack of specific
  • 27 Oct 2019- 09:20 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times In the wake of a recent series of increasingly severe rain-caused disasters, the infrastructure ministry is discussing new steps to prevent river flooding, with an eye on expected increases in rainfall due to global warming. The
  • 14 Oct 2019- 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The fishing industry of South Korea has& brought its concerns over the release of the contaminated water at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea to the London Convention and Protocol meeting. The London Convention, to
  • 15 Sep 2019- 07:29 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan Yoshiaki Harada, Japan’s environment minister, commenting on Tokyo Electric Power's (TEPCO) lack of storage capacity for contaminated Fukushima water, has said "The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it".
  • 15 Sep 2019- 08:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) has published a report calling on governments and businesses to take action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions based on new research findings. The report explains
  • 7 Sep 2019- 08:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The government of Japan has told diplomats that it is still considering options for handling contaminated toxic radioactive water stored as part of contamination management measures following damage to Fukushima nuclear power plant which was
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an open letter to the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 38 breweries with operations across the country have registered their opposition to the Agency’s new policy over discharge of
  • 27 May 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The effect of sea-level rise caused by climate change could be as large as the combined size of Spain, France, Germany and the UK and could affect about 180 million people in coastal settlements, globally. As part of the
  • 5 May 2019- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEWARK DE, United States Tapping into water found in the continental shelf beneath oceans for oil recovery could lead to adverse impacts onshore, according to new research. The research by scientists from the University of Delaware, US and Sun-Yat Sen
  • 19 Apr 2019- 12:11 by Local Press Report TOKYO NHK World The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant will soon begin removing nuclear fuel from a storage pool inside one of the damaged reactor buildings at the complex. Tokyo Electric Power Company will start removing fuel from the pool of the
  • 8 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Iran authorities have ordered the evacuation of more than 70 villages in the country's southwest province of Khuzestan in early April. At least 47 people have been reported killed in the worst rain in Iran in at least 10
  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:19 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Alaska Public Media The Trump administration is quietly reviving a long-stalled effort by state regulators to loosen pollution standards where fish spawn. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation proposed the rule change more than a
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of
  • 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
  • 8 Nov 2018- 11:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Last month’s announcement that the government of Japan will release radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean has left Fukushima fisherman wondering how they will ensure the safety of their livelihoods and the safety of the fish they now

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