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China's water problems have opened market for global sewage firms

Beijing - China, the world's most populous country also has water treatment and sewage problems on a massive scale. The country has battled fertilizer run-off, heavy metals and untreated sewage in its water supplies for years, and now, China wants to reverse this.

Mass graves used to bury dead in Haiti while cholera spreads

Port-au-prince - In Haiti's devastated Southwest, some of the dead are being buried in mass graves as the death toll in the wake of Hurricane Matthew has risen to at least 1,000. Now, cholera, another deadly killer, is ravaging the population.

Chief architect for Fukushima ice wall — It is not water-tight

Tokyo - Japanese officials activated a portion of the mile-long ice wall built around the Fukushima Daiichi power plant several weeks ago in an effort to stop groundwater from reaching the reactors.

Cholera's unusual way of killing for DNA found

Cholera has been a scourge to humanity since ancient times. The dibilitating intestinal infection causes over 100,000 deaths every year. Scientists have now discovered how the bacterium overwhelms and kills its victims.

TEPCO is out of space for contaminated water, eyes Pacific Ocean

The Tokyo Electric Energy Corporation (TEPCO) announced today their failure to create an ice wall in a part of the underground tunnel connecting to a damaged reactor at Fukushima No. 1 power plant. This has not stopped TEPCO from pursuing an alternative.

Over 140 workers fall ill at two Bangladesh garment factories

Dhaka - More than 140 workers, mostly women, fell ill Sunday at two different garment factories in Bangladesh. They all reportedly drank contaminated water, police said.

Op-Ed: France bans Syngenta pesticide linked to decline in bees

France bans pesticide linked to a sharp decline in bee populations across the world in recent years. The phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder may be caused by the bees drinking the nectar from the plants spayed with a Swiss made chemical.

Fracking and investor-owned water utilities share the spoils

Washington - America’s two largest publicly traded water utilities are positioned to benefit from the billions of gallons of water needed annually by the oil and gas industry’s hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and could be downplaying associated water risks.

Gastroenteritis breaks out in Pakistan

Multan - After afflicting areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the epidemic of gastroenteritis has broken out in Multan (Punjab). Experts believe contaminated water is responsible for the outbreak.

Erin Brockovich takes on Pacific Gas & Electric, again

Hinkley - Environmental activist Erin Brockovich has returned to Hinkley, California, on suspicion that the discharges of toxic hexavalent chromium have continued to spread through the soil and aquifer in the area.

Hope rises for Haiti, OCHA says cholera containment working

Port-au-prince - Health officials have dreaded the spread of cholera to Haiti's capital, where up to a million people still live in tent cities which lack proper sanitation, and where many people cannot access clean and safe drinking water.

'All Clear' Issued for Portland Water Following E.Coli Warnings

On Saturday, November 28 the Portland, Oregon Water Bureau issued a warning about the Portland water on the West side of the Willamette River. E.coli was found, but after additional precautions and testing, the Bureau reports the water safe to drink.

E.coli Found in Portland Water

Citizens of Portland, Oregon West of the Willamette River have been advised by the Water Bureau to boil any water for cooking or drinking for a least one minute. That's because E.coli has been found in the water.
 

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Portion of ice wall above ground.
Portion of ice wall above ground.
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The IAEA has completed a nine-day mission to review Japan s efforts to decommission the tsunami-stri...
The IAEA has completed a nine-day mission to review Japan's efforts to decommission the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.
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