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
  • 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".
  • 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
  • 18 Sep 2018- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Info MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide additional financing of $30.5 Million USD in grant funding to help the Laos government improve water supply and sanitation. The additional financing will make it possible for the government to
  • 17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korean media, quoting North Korean defector and activist Kim Yong-hwa is reporting that North Korea has arrested about 20 land ministry officials to hold them accountable for extensive damage caused by floods in late August. The
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea’s state media (KCNA) has reported that the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) are to offer assistance in post
  • 26 Sep 2016- 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, Korea The United Nations is beginning full-scale aid efforts to North Hamgyong Province in North Korea after historic flooding. The office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the North Korean human rights situation released a statement urging the
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea The North Korean government’s Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported this week that the northeast of the country has experienced the country’s heaviest rainfall since 1945, with tens of thousands of buildings destroyed and subsequent
  • 28 Jun 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered officials in a heavily-polluted southern province of the country to reject proposals for new mining projects in their area, citing severe damage already caused to the local
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s economy has been hard hit by drought and saline intrusion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a cabinet meeting on March 26th. The country’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 is lower than
  • 20 Oct 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos will send an official delegation to Vietnam and Thailand to inform them that construction is starting on the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam, according to Daovong Phonekeo, director general of the Energy Policy and
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru It will cost $1 billion USD over the next five years to clean up and restore the Rimac River, according to the head of Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA). The Rimac, one of three major river basins that provide water supply to the capital,
  • 13 Aug 2015- 08:31 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea Herald The North's Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday that torrential rain and a tsunami in South Hwanghae Province, the North's western area, have left breakwaters partially destroyed as well as houses, roads, railways and bridges
  • 28 Jul 2015- 09:39 by Local Press Report MUANG XAY Eco-Business A company operating a copper mine in northern Laos’ Oudomxay province, CNP Exploration Mining and Import-Exports Company (CNP), has been accused of polluting the local environment and destroying the livelihoods of residents, by local

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