Disasters

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  • 10 May 2018- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOLAI, Kenya At least 48 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds of families displaced after the walls of Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, broke down on 9 May. The dam served a commercial rose farming operation in the region. Some bodies, washed
  • 11 May 2018- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HONOLULU, HI The US State of Hawaii’s Department has issued drinking water guidance to residents following recent volcanic activity. The Kilauea volcano, started to erupt May 3 on the state's Big Island. Hundreds of people have been forced to
  • 7 May 2018- 07:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Norwegian metals firm Norsk Hydro remains under court-imposed production cuts at its troubled aluminum plant in northern Brazil. A federal court has upheld the cuts, which have reduced Hydro’s production by half, on the grounds the plant
  • 2 May 2018- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Info LUKAVAC, Bosnia and Herzegovina A chemical spill from a soda ash factory in northern Bosnia has polluted the Spreca River, killing fish and damaging surrounding farmland this week, prompting local authorities to declare a disaster. The spill occurred last week in
  • 1 May 2018- 11:23 by Local Press Report RENO NV Mining.com Exclusive information has revealed that Atlantic Richfield, owner of the former Anaconda copper mine in Nevada, was suddenly halting the free home delivery of bottled water it has provided since 2004 to about 100 families from the Yerington
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:33 by OOSKAnews Info AMMAN, Jordan The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission is in “advanced” talks with China National Nuclear Corp. to build the kingdom’s first nuclear reactor at a cost of $1 billion USD, according to the commission's chairman. An agreement on the proposed 220
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:18 by OOSKAnews Info KYIV Global Mining Review On behalf of the Programme to Support the Green Modernisation of the Ukrainian Economy, financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:11 by Local Press Report PARIS The Guardian Controversial plans for an open-pit gold mine have split the French overseas territory in South America. Opponents warn of pollution and biodiversity loss, while local officials point to its potential economic benefits. But ultimately the
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:24 by Local Press Report TOKYO Wired The tsunami-driven seawater that engulfed Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has long since receded. But plant officials are still struggling to cope with another dangerous flood: the enormous amounts of radioactive water the crippled
  • 25 Apr 2018- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, UK A UK television documentary broadcast April 24 by the country's Channel 4 featured a scientific autopsy on five tonnes of so-called “fatberg”, taken from a sewer under the city’s Blackfriars Road. Experts analyzed the contents to
  • 25 Apr 2018- 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil A court in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, has extended the deadline for mining giants Samarco, Vale and BHP Billiton to present the final settlement related to one of Brazil’s worst environmental disasters, the Samarco dam rupture on
  • 25 Apr 2018- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC There are too many trees in California’s Sierra Nevada forests according to scientists associated with the US’s National Science Foundation. That's in part because trees use lots of water to carry out basic biological tasks. In
  • 24 Apr 2018- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait An earthquake of at least 5.5 magnitude struck southern Iran last week, just 60 miles from the country’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. Iran media has reported that the plant was not damaged by the quake which occurred at around 11am
  • 23 Apr 2018- 10:04 by Local Press Report BORROLOOLA NT Australian Broadcasting Company Indigenous residents in the Northern Territory mining town of Borroloola are calling on the Health Department to blood test families, amid revelations their water supply has been contaminated with lead.
  • 19 Apr 2018- 09:08 by Local Press Report BRASILIA, Brazil Mongabay A second iron ore pipeline leak within three weeks has occurred on the Santo Antônio do Grama River as well as contaminating nearby pastureland according to IBAMA, Brazil’s environmental agency. The second spill occurred March 29

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