Disasters

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  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Representatives of several regional governments in Northwestern Russia are offering advice and practical assistance to Finland after a catastrophic release of sewage there led to pollution and the mass deaths of fish in a major river.
  • St. Petersburg will increase the amount of wastewater it treats before release to 99.9 percent by 2018, St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko told a press conference last week.
  • The Vodokanal (water company) of St. Petersburg is on course to treat 98 percent of the Russian city's sewage by 2015, and has exceeded expectations in reducing per capita water use, making it a potential model for a country stuck with Soviet-era infrastructure and neglect.
  • Russian teams monitoring the pollution from the Finnish nickel mine that had a serious wastewater leak on November 12 have reported finding uranium, cadmium and aluminum at up to 50 times their natural levels in rivers and streams crossing the border.
  • On November 12, a nickel mine in eastern Finland, near the Russian border, suffered a catastrophic leak of wastewater. Environmental group Greenpeace Finland believes that it could be the country’s worst ever industrial accident, with 5,600 cubic meters of contaminated water spilling out every hour at the height of the incident.
  • Legislators in northwestern Russia’s Karelia Republic have proposed setting stricter environment protection zones around the region’s Onega and Ladoga lakes to protect them from domestic and industrial waste.
  • 24 May 2012- 15:26 by Local Press Report ST. PETERSBURG The Moscow Times Sea traffic is growing at about 5 percent per year — leading to a boom in onshore infrastructure development, corresponding stress to the environment and risk of ecological disaster. "The main contamination of the world&
  • The struggle to improve water quality in St. Petersburg has moved out of the city and into the wider Leningrad Region, where much of the pollution of the Neva River now takes place. Authorities also aim to reduce Russian pollution of the Baltic Sea due to international pressure.
  • 9 Mar 2011- 09:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia At the request of the Russian branch of environmental group Greenpeace, the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office has opened court proceedings against Mosvodokanal, the city’s fresh and wastewater utility provider. Between March and May of last year,
  • 23 Jun 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS, Belgium European Parliament The European Union will provide some $62 million USD to co-finance a new research and development program for the Baltic Sea. The R&D program aims to combat pollution, climate change, acidification, overexploitation
  • 21 Oct 2009- 14:48 by Local Press Report MOSCOW, Russia Interfax (Russia) Russia and Lithuania signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in dealing with pollution of the Baltic Sea, according to a Russian Transportation Ministry statement. The agreement was signed by Russian
  • 11 Feb 2009- 13:46 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS, Belgium EU Observer The European Commission (EC) and Swedish EU presidency aim to revive political momentum for cleaning up the Baltic Sea. The "Baltic Sea Strategy" is the European Union's first regional-level policy. It will create