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  • 8 Nov 2016- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine A chemical plant in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine has violated water basin protection rules by dumping its waste into the Seversky Donets River, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in Luhansk announced this week. "The
  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Crimea has used up about 74 percent of its available freshwater, and has only enough left for one more year, according to Yuriy Smelyanskiy, an expert with Ukrainian non-partisan NGO Maidan of Foreign Affairs. “In Crimea there is a water
  • 1 Nov 2016- 07:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s amended federal Water Code adds the Crimean watershed district to the country’s main management unit. The goal is to be able to use the basin approach to water management on the Crimean peninsula and in the city of Sevastopol,
  • 11 Oct 2016- 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Sergey Donskoy has instructed Crimean authorities to tighten water consumption restrictions, saying “water is now the weight of gold” on the peninsula. Donskoy had previously warned
  • 22 Aug 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova Apă-Canal Chişinău, the water company operating in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, has warned that prolonged drought in the region has caused water levels in the Dniester River to drop to critically low levels, jeopardizing water
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Two million residents of eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region could be left without safe water supply due to a lack of chlorine for water treatment. In a posting on his Facebook page this week, Heorhiy Tuka, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister for
  • 26 Jul 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine Shelling near the village of Novgorod in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine has damaged a water pipeline in the area; this in turn raises the risk that wastewater stored behind dams at a nearby chemical plant will overflow,
  • 11 Jul 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on July 4th announced an end to the nationwide electricity rationing that has been in place since late April. The 40-day rationing program was implemented due to critically low water levels in the
  • 30 Jun 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Water consumption has increased dramatically in Crimea amid an ongoing heat wave, said Alexander Zhdanov, Minister of Housing and Communal Services in the separatist Crimean government. The city of Simferopol, which usually consumes
  • 23 Jun 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian Duma this week adopted a draft law amending regulation of water supply in Crimea. Under the amended law, a common water supply and sewerage program will be implemented on the peninsula, which Russia annexed two years ago,
  • 15 Jun 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government has announced an end to weekend electricity rationing and to the two-day work week for public sector employees, which was put in place in April to conserve power amid severe drought. Now, state workers will
  • 9 Jun 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Effective July 1st, tariffs for utility services in Crimea will go up by 8 to 15 percent, the Crimean committee on prices and tariffs announced this week on its website. The committee said gas and heating rates would increase by 10
  • 31 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government on May 28th extended the two-day work week for public sector employees-- a measure announced last month in bid to conserve electricity-- for another 15 days. Some 2 million workers have been affected by the
  • 24 May 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government on May 22nd adopted changes to the electricity rationing plan it launched late last month due to drought-induced water shortages that threatened hydropower production. Under the plan announced on April 25th,
  • 13 May 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHERSON, Ukraine The Ukrainian government does not recognize any authority in Crimea, and so will not supply water or electricity to the peninsula, Andrey Gordeev, the newly-appointed head of the Kherson Regional Administration, said this week. “We do

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