Disasters

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  • 17 Oct 2019- 07:49 by Local Press Report HANOI Vn Express International Days after many Hanoians had their tap water turn smelly, the culprit’s been identified- used oil dumped into a water source. The reason for a burned and pungent smell detected in the tap water in different parts of Hanoi since
  • 18 Nov 2018- 14:04 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK Windhoek Observer The Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) is eyeing to acquire the Orano Resources-owned, Orano Desalination Plant from Areva, it emerged this week. The company this week called for bids from companies to submit proposals for
  • 18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government is holding talks with German development bank KfW on financing the feasibility study for construction of a desalination plant in the Erongo region. The study is expected to be completed at the end of 2018, the
  • 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
  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese authorities have distributed compensation to fishermen in the country’s Thua Thien-Hue and Ha Tinh provinces who were affected by last April’s fish death incident. The massive fish deaths were blamed on wastewater discharges
  • 1 Nov 2016- 07:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company has fixed 45 of the 53 problems at its facility in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province, but concerns remain about its coke-quenching technology and the undersea wastewater discharge system. The
  • 7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s Government Office Chairman Mai Tien Dung spoke at a press conference in Hanoi this week about the latest wave of fish deaths to hit the country. Dung described the latest incident at Hanoi’s Ho Tay Lake as “an unprecedented
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The steel unit of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group (FPG), which is being sued by over 200 Vietnamese fishermen for compensation over this year’s pollution, has said this week that the case will be handled by the Vietnamese government.
  • 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
  • 9 Sep 2016- 12:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Secondary, primary and kindergarten children returned to school in Vietnam on 25th August, but nearly a thousand students in Ha Tinh province are yet to attend classes. Parents of students have said that they will permit their children to
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government has decided not to purchase a desalination plant owned by French uranium miner Areva due to the high asking price of $211 million USD, Agriculture Minister John Mutorwa has confirmed. Mutorwa said the decision
  • 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
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group has won an appeal to build a coastal water desalination plant. The company this week received the green light from the environment

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