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  • 28 Nov 2020- 06:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The government of Japan is expected to announce plans for the Pacific Ocean release up to 1.2 million metric tons of contaminated water stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power facility within a matter of weeks. A senior official of
  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:33 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan This news article was updated 25 October Environmental group Greenpeace has claimed that the 1.23 million metric tons of water stored at the plant-- scene of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster-- contains "dangerous" levels
  • 26 Mar 2020- 07:52 by Staff- Water Diplomat PARIS, France International humanitarian group Solidarites International this month released its 2020 "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Barometer"  highlighting lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation with focus on Africa, where human
  • 3 Mar 2020- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has indicated support for the Japan government’s proposal to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific ocean.  “The Agency
  • 13 Jan 2020- 09:57 by Staff- Water Diplomat SEOUL, South Korea The government of Japan looks likely to proceed with a controlled ocean-release of radioactive wastewater associated with the Fukushima disaster, a move criticised by environmental groups in neighbouring countries. A draft report on how
  • 20 Nov 2019- 05:27 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times The industry ministry said Monday it would be safe to release water contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the ocean, stressing that on an annual basis the amount of radiation measured near the release point would be very
  • 28 Jul 2019- 06:39 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan Research studies of river hydrology and hydrodynamics can now be enhanced by new hydrography data developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo and released earlier this month. Mapping all of the world’s rivers, creeks, and streams is a
  • 26 Jul 2019- 11:01 by Local Press Report TOKYO Space Daily Japan's astronauts could be drinking water distilled from their own urine in the near future, thanks to the latest innovation from Japan's space agency. Satoshi Matsumoto of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said the
  • 6 May 2019- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has completed its three-year review of the effect of modern civilization on natural world, publishing its long-anticipated assessment May 6. The
  • 5 May 2019- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEWARK DE, United States Tapping into water found in the continental shelf beneath oceans for oil recovery could lead to adverse impacts onshore, according to new research. The research by scientists from the University of Delaware, US and Sun-Yat Sen
  • 18 Sep 2018- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Info TOKYO, Japan Japan's role as host to this year's IWA International Water Congress (16-21 September) is designed, in part, to send a global message to highlight the country as a home to important technologies for general water management.  The country&
  • 12 Jan 2018- 08:26 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times A decision should be made sometime this year over whether to release into the sea water containing radioactive tritium from the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the chief of Japan’s nuclear regulator said Thursday, emphasizing
  • 28 Nov 2017- 09:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed
  • 4 Nov 2016- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco The COP21 Paris agreement on climate change entered into force on November 4th 2016, days before the COP22 climate conference convenes in Marrakesh, Morocco. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention
  • 21 Jul 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSAKA, Japan High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters in Fukushima, environmental group Greenpeace Japan warned this week. The group said in a July 21st report that it had discovered

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