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Concerns over Lanka’s water safety

Colombo Gazette: While being impressed with the national figures of the number of people who have access to water, UNICEF today raised concerns about vulnerable groups of children and their families who do not have access to water, as well as water safety in general. Almost four years after the world met the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for safe drinking water, and after the UN General Assembly declared that water was a human right, the key issue now, according to UNICEF is how… Continue reading

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Fukushima towns struggle to store radioactive waste

Reuters: Japanese officials in towns around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant reacted guardedly to plans announced on Saturday to build facilities to store radioactive waste from the clean-up around the plant within three years. Saturday’s announcement, seven months after the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 25 years, came as towns near the plant are still coping with health fears and disputes over where to store huge amounts of unwanted waste. “We cannot proceed without cooperation of the prefecture… Continue reading

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Ukraine: Milk, berries still contaminated from Chernobyl: Greenpeace

Reuters: Milk and other staples like mushrooms and berries are still contaminated in parts of Ukraine by radioactive fallout from Chernobyl, 25 years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster, Greenpeace said on Sunday. The environmental group published findings of a field investigation ahead of a Ukraine-hosted international conference on Chernobyl on April 19. Continue reading

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