Disasters

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  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian metals company Norilsk Nikel on September 12th admitted that a spill at one of its plants caused the Daldykin River, near Norilsk in Siberia, to turn scarlet-red last week. The company now says that heavy rains on September 5th
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by Local Press Report YAKUTSK Pravda Residents of the village of Chersky, Yakutia, complain of polluted tap water in their homes. Instead of hot water, there is fuel-like mixture smelling of gasoline. In later August, an oil spill occurred in the area. According to villagers, two
  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Petroleum products have been found in water sources in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, the Luhansk Prosecutor’s Office reported this week. “The Prosecutor’s Office of the Luhansk Region, in cooperation with the regional Office of
  • 3 Aug 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A foul-smelling stain that appeared on the surface of Russia’s Lake Baikal last week was caused by natural factors, according to Russian Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy. "It did not look like an oil slick.
  • 8 Jun 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMSK, Russia Residents of the Russian city of Omsk, in southwestern Siberia, were on alert last week amid reports that waste from a zinc processing plant in Kazakhstan had polluted the Ulba River and was making its way toward the city. Russian and Kazakh
  • 3 Jun 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has developed a “unique” technology to treat contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Rosatom Chief Executive Sergei Kirienko said this week. He told Rossiya
  • 11 May 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Destruction of infrastructure and industrial facilities in eastern Ukraine could have serious environmental consequences for the region, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Intelligence Directorate warned this week. The directorate’s press
  • 5 May 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOMSK, Russia A recent proposal to transfer as much a billion cubic meters of water from Russia’s Altai region to China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has raised concerns among Russian environmentalists and experts. The possibility of selling water
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Water supply to some 400,000 people in the Donetsk region has been restored, thanks to the efforts of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission (OSCE SMM) in Ukraine, OSCE SMM Principal Deputy
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus The first-ever joint meeting of the Contact Group on the eastern Ukraine conflict’s sub-groups on security and political issues took place in Minsk on March 23rd. During the meeting, representatives of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People
  • 21 Mar 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The German government is providing $30 million USD for two United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) projects to help children in eastern Ukraine access water, sanitation and child protection services, the United Nations
  • 18 Mar 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The United Nations this week called on all parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to ensure access to safe drinking water in the Donetsk region. The call came after staff from regional water provider Voda Donbassa were forced to
  • 17 Mar 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine The defense ministry of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR)” in eastern Ukraine warned on March 16th that shelling of the Donetsk water filtration station posed a serious environmental threat due to the presence of
  • 15 Mar 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Pro-Russian separatists this week accused Ukrainian forces of shelling the area near the Donetsk water filtration station. In a report carried by UK-based citizen journalist site LiveLeak, separatists were quoted as saying that
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Water supply to some 400,000 residents of eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region is threatened after a local water filtration station came under heavy fire. Ukrainian media reported that the plant, located in an area controlled by pro-Russian

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