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  • 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
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwater Practice, driving the freshwater
  • 2 Mar 2018- 12:56 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Mongabay Norsk Hydro, a bauxite and aluminum mining and refining company also known as “Hydro” whose majority and controlling shareholder is the Norwegian government, has been accused by the Brazilian government of a toxic waste spill from holding
  • 7 Nov 2016- 03:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Highly radioactive sludge has been found in septic tanks belonging to car washes in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, Kyodo News reported, quoting Japanese auto industry officials. Many of these tanks are reaching capacity, and some of the
  • 27 Oct 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The cost of cleaning up the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could increase from $766 million USD annually to several billion dollars a year, Japan's industry ministry said this week. Minister of the Economy, Trade and
  • 24 Oct 2016- 07:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Bags of radiation-contaminated soil could be sinking into the ground at temporary storage sites in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, allowing radioactive water to pool inside them, according to a new study by the country’s Board of Audit.
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan As much as 32 liters of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant last week, but the leak is now contained, the Tokyo Electric Power Company said on October 6th. The leaked water-- a combination
  • 6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, has asked the Japanese government to help it avoid bankruptcy due to the escalating costs of the clean-up at the crippled facility. TEPCO did
  • 3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said last week that it was not yet able to determine whether the ice wall it built to prevent groundwater from entering the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been effective. Naohiro
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian officials on September 25th reported two new oil spills in the country's Amazon region. The first spill happened on September 24th in the Andoas district in the Loreto region, and the second a day later in the Urarinas district,
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is checking for radiation contamination in seawater after heavy rains brought by Typhoon Malakas this week caused tainted groundwater to rise to the surface around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Heavy rainfall from recent typhoons has caused partial melting of the underground ice wall that is supposed to prevent water from seeping into and out of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa

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