Disasters

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  • 30 Aug 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHABAROVSK, Russia As the Khabarovsk Region in Russia’s Far East continues to fight the effects of recent record-setting floods, authorities have grown increasingly concerned about the deteriorating quality of potable water. In response, they have drawn
  • 19 Aug 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report MOSCOW RT Up to 100,000 people may be evacuated from flood-hit regions in Russia’s Far East. Water levels at local reservoirs have already reached historic highs, and officials say the floods raging in the area are expected to continue rising even further.
  • 12 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Far East has been pummeled with heavy rains for about three weeks now, causing flooding and damage that so far totals more than $32 million USD, according to the country’s Emergencies Ministry. Regional estimates put total costs
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia International environmental watchdog Greenpeace’s Russian division found unsafe levels of industrial pollutants, including sulfur, oil, heavy metals and aluminium, in the Moscow River. Last month, the group took samples from 10 discharge
  • 23 Jul 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia In a public conference call held with President Vladimir Putin on July 18, Igor Sechin, head of Russian oil company Rosneft, announced a $700 million USD project to upgrade the Komsomolsk refinery, one of the country’s largest oil
  • 4 Aug 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Severe floods in northern China last week caused at least 3,000 barrels containing explosive, toxic chemicals from the Xinyaqiang chemical plant to be washed into the Songhuajiang River, a tributary of the Amur River shared between China
  • 2 Aug 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Severe floods in northern China last week caused at least 3,000 barrels containing explosive, toxic chemicals from the Xinyaqiang chemical plant to be washed into the Songhuajiang River, a tributary of the Amur River shared between China
  • 15 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania T he Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations announced on July 14 that is has completed clearing the contaminants from an oil spill in the Amur River, RIA new agency reported. The Amur River forms the border between the Russian Far