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  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Representatives of the Japanese fishing industry have expressed unequivocal opposition to the planned release of water contaminated by the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power station in 2011 into the ocean, describing
  • 14 Oct 2019- 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The fishing industry of South Korea has& brought its concerns over the release of the contaminated water at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea to the London Convention and Protocol meeting. The London Convention, to
  • 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
  • 7 Apr 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica At the Sanitation and Water for All Sectors Ministers’ Meeting in Costa Rica this week, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, set out an ambitious goal to bring safe access to water to 60 million more people by 2021 and to
  • 17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korean media, quoting North Korean defector and activist Kim Yong-hwa is reporting that North Korea has arrested about 20 land ministry officials to hold them accountable for extensive damage caused by floods in late August. The
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea’s state media (KCNA) has reported that the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) are to offer assistance in post
  • 26 Sep 2016- 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, Korea The United Nations is beginning full-scale aid efforts to North Hamgyong Province in North Korea after historic flooding. The office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the North Korean human rights situation released a statement urging the
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea The North Korean government’s Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported this week that the northeast of the country has experienced the country’s heaviest rainfall since 1945, with tens of thousands of buildings destroyed and subsequent
  • 23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6):
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru It will cost $1 billion USD over the next five years to clean up and restore the Rimac River, according to the head of Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA). The Rimac, one of three major river basins that provide water supply to the capital,
  • 15 Apr 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAEGU/GYEONGJU, South Korea The Angolan government plans to spend an estimated $4.5 billion USD on the country’s water sector by the end of 2017, State Secretary for Water Luis Felipe da Silva said during the 7th World Water Forum in South Korea this
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand South Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Seo Seung-hwan traveled to Thailand this weekend to discuss possible infrastructure projects in the country, particularly those related to the multi-billion dollar flood
  • 3 Nov 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Philippines’ Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp (PSALM) last week finalized the sale of the 218-megawatt Angat Hydroelectric Power plan in Bulacan to the Korea Water Resources Corp. (K-Water). With completion of
  • 15 May 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Syrian opposition forces have targeted water pumping stations throughout the city of Aleppo in an attempt to stop water supplies from reaching government-controlled areas, the Syrian government said this week. The city is currently divided
  • 3 Jan 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUANDA, Angola The Angolan government will invest over $4 billion USD to build the 2,060 megawatt Laúca Dam on the Kwanza River in Kwanza Norte province, Angolan Water and Energy Minister Joao Baptista Borges told local media on December 31. It will be

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