Disasters

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  • 12 Sep 2018- 10:03 by Local Press Report BRISBANE ABC News (Australia) The Queensland environment department has launched an investigation into a series of groundwater bores drilled by Indian miner Adani, which conservationists say were sunk without approval. The environmental group Coast and
  • 13 Jun 2018- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia Indian mining giant Adani has been accused of seeking to dodge federal scrutiny of its plan to build a pipeline pumping billions of liters of water from the Suttor River in the state of Queensland, 60 percent of which has been
  • 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
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) on September 26th once again urged residents of the island to start storing water as a precautionary measure in case the approaching Typhoon Megi causes water supply disruptions due to power outages or
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced this week that it has restored water service to 720,000 households in southern Taiwan that lost supply ias a result of Super Typhoon Meranti. As of September 16th, all pipeline reconnections
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia Mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. warned this week that the coming rainy season in Brazil could create more environmental problems at the Germano iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state. The mine is operated by Brazilian mining company
  • 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
  • 25 May 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Top executives from Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd were in Bangkok this week to try to persuade the Thai government to reverse its decision to close the company’s Chatree gold mine by the end of this year. The executives
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 10 Nov 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Sludge, water and debris released after two dams burst at a mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state on November 5th have spread downstream toward neighboring Espiritu Santo state this week, forcing cities 300 kilometers away from the
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is investigating a gold mine owned by Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated, after local residents claimed that toxic waste from the mine site was contaminating nearby water systems. A joint committee has been formed
  • 12 Jun 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Water is increasingly being recognized as one of the world’s most important challenges, and innovative solutions and technologies are vital to overcoming these challenges. Water innovation is needed now more than ever to leverage opportunities
  • 12 May 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan on May 12th lifted third-phase rationing in areas supplied by the Shimen Reservoir, including Taoyuan and New Taipei. The strict rationing regime-- which included rotating water cuts two days per week-- had begun on April 8th. The

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