Posts Tagged ‘water’

Africa vows to boost infrastructure sector: AU official

Friday, July 13, 2012 Comments off

By Apollinaire Niyirora

ADDIS ABABA, July 13 (Xinhua) — The African continent is convinced that no economic development will be possible without developing the infrastructure sector on the continent, the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy said here at a press conference ahead of the 19th AU summit. Read more…

African cargo ship pulled to Turkish port after water leakage

Sunday, February 12, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 12, 2012

ANKARA, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) — A cargo ship with the flag of African nation Comoros was pulled to the Turkish Eregli port Sunday after it asked for help due to water leakage, Turkish semi- official Anatolia news agency reported. Read more…

Japan:More water leaks found at Fukushima nuclear plant

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 30, 2012

More water leaks have been found at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Company told reporters on Monday morning that it has discovered 2 additional water leaks at the nuclear plant. Read more…

Japan:Frozen water blamed for leaks at Fukushima plant

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 30, 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Company has found water leaks in 14 locations at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The utility says the leaks apparently occurred after frozen water ruptured the pipes and the leaked water did not contain any radioactive materials. Read more…

Japan:Increasing treated water becomes another headache

Friday, December 9, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 9, 2011

Rising amounts of water which has low-levels of radioactivity is starting to be a burden for the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

The utility was considering releasing the water into the sea but it postponed the decision due to strong protests from the fishery industry. Read more…

Thailand:Thai govt. says worst of flooding over

Saturday, November 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.19,2011

The Thai government says the worst of the flooding is over and that central Bangkok is now at less risk.

The government has built a massive barrier in the north of Bangkok to prevent floodwaters from moving south toward the city center. Read more…

Bangkok:Thai floods cause less damage despite high tides

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 13,2011

Floodwater in central Bangkok, Thailand, has overflowed in areas along the river, but no further damage has been reported so far.

The river peaked with another monthly high tide on Sunday morning, leaving some areas of the capital inundated. Read more…

Bangkok:Thailand braces for spring tide

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 13,2011

Thailand is bracing for more flooding as another spring tide is expected to reach its peak on Sunday.

Bangkok is on the alert against the rising water level of the Chao Phraya River that runs through the city center from the north as well as a threat of more flooding from spring tides coming from the south. Read more…

Japan:TEPCO begins removing cesium from spent fuel pool

Monday, November 7, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 6 ,2011

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun removing radioactive cesium from water in the spent fuel pool of one of the damaged reactors.

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Thailand:Floods spread in Bangkok

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 5 ,2011


A large amount of flood water north of Bangkok is slowly spreading downstream, disrupting roads and other facilities. Read more…