Disasters

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  • 18 Jul 2014- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government is calling on Nicaraguan authorities to provide environmental and accident prevention studies on Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal. The request comes after HKND Group, the Chinese company that is developing
  • 21 Jan 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Inter Press Service A hydroelectric project under construction near the Chilean capital poses a threat to the supply of drinking water to more than six million people living in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. The Alto Maipo hydropower facility
  • 2 Jan 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICALI, Mexico Drainage canals used by farmers and ranchers around the Mexican city of Mexicali, located near the US border, have been encroached upon by urban sprawl and other types of wastewater are now being discharged into them. La Cronica
  • 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 government of Argentina’s Neuquen Province will invest $48.3 million USD for water projects in the region, after intense rainfall earlier this month caused mudslides and oil spills in the Colorado River basin.
  • Cooperation between the seven US Colorado River basin states – Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California and Wyoming – and Mexico is at “an all-time high,” according to Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) Senior Deputy General Manager John Entsminger.
  • 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.
  • Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner last week announced a $6.4 billion USD agreement with Brazil’s Vale Mining Company for potassium extraction in the Colorado River basin in Mendoza province.
  • 29 Jun 2012- 08:32 by Local Press Report YUMA Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly The 2010-11 pilot operation of the Yuma desalination plant in Arizona near the Mexico border caused no significant environmental effect to the Ciénega de Santa Clara, the largest wetland on the Mexican portion of
  • 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.

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