Disasters

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  • 25 Apr 2018- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, UK A UK television documentary broadcast April 24 by the country's Channel 4 featured a scientific autopsy on five tonnes of so-called “fatberg”, taken from a sewer under the city’s Blackfriars Road. Experts analyzed the contents to
  • 19 Jan 2018- 06:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States Racism, sexism, sexual harassment and theft has been alleged against California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR). A lawsuit filed this week by the California city of Oroville further alleges mismanagement and disregard
  • 19 Oct 2017- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, Virginia US Military Must Do More To Clean Up Facilities A US federal watchdog has found most military bases have caught up on reporting about concerns of water contamination, but plenty of work remains to have more bases come into compliance
  • 4 Oct 2017- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Edinburgh, SCOTLAND The Government of Scotland will impose a permanent ban on fracking according to a ministerial statement this week. Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy and member of the majority Scottish National Party, told the Scottish Parliament
  • 15 Sep 2017- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Info LONDON Thames Water Thames Water engineers have started a three-week sewer war against a giant 250 metre long fatberg around 10 times bigger than the famous Kingston monster found in 2013. The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the
  • 3 Aug 2017- 11:31 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States Portland to Pay up to $500 Million USD for Clean Water The City Council of Portland, Oregon, chose (August 2nd) the “most expensive option” for a new treatment plant needed to meet state and federal rules (The Oregonian). Homeowners
  • 27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report LONDON BBC News Thames Water has been fined a record £20m after pumping 1.9 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames. The company admitted water pollution and other offences at sewage facilities in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire following
  • 16 Sep 2016- 11:20 by Local Press Report ALBUQUERQUE, NM Phys.org A new report from the Sandia National Laboratories, "Mapping Water Consumption for Energy Production Around the Pacific Rim," is the first-of-its-kind to maps out every power plant, refinery and mine in 21 Asia-Pacific
  • 16 Jul 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 15th declared several Puerto Rican municipalities “natural disaster areas” due to the severe ongoing drought affecting the Caribbean region. The municipalities of Caguas, Gurabo,
  • 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
  • 29 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank on May 27th approved $50 million USD, in the form of an International Development Association (IDA) grant, to improve access to clean water and sanitation for some 300,000 Haitians in small towns and rural
  • 4 Sep 2014- 12:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden At Stockholm’s 24th World World Water Week, OOSKAnews CEO David Duncan spoke with Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Senior Director for the World Bank Group’s Global Water Practice, to discuss the interrelationships between water and other sectors,
  • 23 Apr 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Volcanologists and seismologists from Cuba, the United States, Mexico and Venezuela have been analyzing water samples from wells near Nicaragua's Apoyeque Volcano after an increase in seismic activity was detected there,
  • 22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt will allocate $3.2 billion USD for new development and infrastructure projects by the beginning of 2014, according to Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour. “This is the second incentive package that is meant
  • 11 Sep 2013- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government has an opportunity to “strengthen its commitment to Haiti through the provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities,” to fight the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic, according to a

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