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  • 12 Jan 2016- 08:40 by Local Press Report KRICHIM Focus Information Agency Water supply has been restored to some 200 residences but the source of the initial cut has not been resolved. In the meantime, there is insufficient pressure to fill reservoirs. The State Agency for National Security (SANS)
  • 21 Dec 2015- 09:02 by Local Press Report SHUMEN Focus Information Agency A big breakdown in a water supply pipeline occurred in the Bulgarian town of Shumen and supply in all residential district was suspended in order to start debugging the breakdown. The water supply and sewerage operator
  • 2 Nov 2015- 09:33 by Local Press Report SOFIA Focus Information Agency A team of experts with the Regional Environment and Water Inspectorate in Stara Zagora and the Regional Laboratory with the Executive Environment Agency is travelling to the site near the village of Tsenino, municipality of Nova
  • 18 Aug 2015- 08:42 by Local Press Report KARDZHALI Focus Information Agency Water supply has been cut to half of Bulgarian district centre Kardzhali and 12 villages. Iliya Iliev, Governor of Kardzhali District, announced on Monday. The problem occurred in a section of the water supply system where
  • 5 Feb 2015- 09:44 by Local Press Report SOFIA Sofia News Agency Eight people have died because of the floods in Edirne, and 5 000 more have been unable to leave their quarters. Helicopters are the only vehicles able to access the affected areas. As a result, several Turkish citizens have threatened
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Recent floods have affected drinking water in much of southern Romania. An orange alert is still in effect this week following last week’s floods. Monica Dajbeg, a spokesperson for the Internal Affairs Ministry, said military
  • 8 Dec 2014- 10:05 by Local Press Report SOFIA Sofia Globe Parts of Bulgaria continued to struggle with the situation after flooding, while a “code red” warning remained in place on December 7 over rising water levels in the Tundzha River in the southern part of the country. The Kamchiya River also
  • 11 Aug 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MIZIA Sofia News Agency The town of Mizia, where low-lying parts are still under water after last week's flash flood, is already facing scarcity of drinking water, authorities warn. Drainage is being carried out for a seventh consecutive day in the town
  • 31 Jul 2014- 09:15 by Local Press Report BLAGOEVGRAD Sofia News Agency Tests of the local health inspectorate in Blagoevgrad have indicated the presence of radioactive water in a drinking water pipe in the village of Krastiltsi. According to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio, the laboratory
  • 3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Environmental Police are working to halt groundwater and soil contamination from an old mining site in Balan, in Harghita County, on the Olt River. The mine in Balan was operational for nearly 400 years, until 2006. Clean-up
  • 21 May 2014- 09:54 by Local Press Report SOFIA Sofia Globe While it is expected that the Bulgarian section of the Danube River will rise to critical levels in coming days, people living nearby should remain calm because all possible protective steps have been taken, Bulgarian authorities said. The
  • 20 May 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Ten counties in Romania are on orange alert this week due to the severe floods that have devastated southeastern Europe over the past week. The affected counties in Romania are Dolj, Vrancea, Botosani, Olt, Arges, Valcea, Prahova,
  • 25 Apr 2014- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey Low water levels at reservoirs used for hydropower generation will not cause energy shortages in Turkey this summer, according to Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroglu. Eroglu's assertion directly contradicts statements
  • 22 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey An ongoing nationwide drought has left water levels in Turkish reservoirs so low that electricity production at hydropower stations may have to be reduced, according to Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. This in turn could force the country to
  • 17 Mar 2014- 10:05 by Local Press Report SOFIA Three new water reservoirs will be built on Bulgarian territory before 2017, Finance Minister Petar Chobanov announced on Monday. It is estimated that construction will be worth BGN 147 M, Bulgarian website Standart News has reported,