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MedicalConspiracies- News Disaster Management: Jun 06, 2011



Disaster                                   Management News from TerraDaily.com
June 06, 2011

Fukushima to get 370 tanks for radioactive water
 Tokyo (AFP) June 5, 2011 -
Hundreds of water tanks are to be sent to Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to hold thousands of tons of water contaminated in the effort to keep its reactors cool, the operator said Sunday. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has sourced 370 tanks with a total capacity for more than 40,000 tons of radioactive water, a company spokeswoman said. "Two of the tanks got on ... more

Oxfam probes Pakistan flood 'irregularities'
London (AFP) June 6, 2011 -
British charity Oxfam on Sunday launched an investigation into "financial irregularities" in their Pakistan flood relief operation. Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is conducting an audit after concerns were raised that funds meant for victims in the southern province of Sindh did not reach their intended target. The charity has been providing clean water and temporary shelter kits ... more

Aftershock rocks New Zealand's Christchurch
Wellington (AFP) June 6, 2011 -
A shallow 5.0-magnitude aftershock rocked the quake-hit New Zealand city of Christchurch on Monday, shaking items off shelves but not generating any reports of serious damage, officials said. New Zealand's second largest city was devastated by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in February which claimed 181 lives, and followed a stronger, but less destructive 7.0 quake last September. The latest ... more

Chile volcano ash cloud shifts direction
Lago Ranco, Chile (AFP) June 5, 2011 -
A thick plume of ash from the erupting Puyehue volcano in the Andes shifted direction into Chile on Sunday after spewing volcanic dust over parts of Argentina. North-westerly winds pushed the giant column of ash from the Chilean volcano, located 870 kilometers (540 miles) south of the capital Santiago near the border with Argentina, into Chile's Lago Ranco area. The eruption forced some ... more

Australia flood costs blow out to $7 billion
Sydney (AFP) June 5, 2011 -
The damage bill from massive floods which hit northeastern Australia this year will likely be Aus$6.8 billion dollars (US$7.3 billion) - $1 billion more than previously thought - an official said Sunday. Queensland Treasurer Andrew Fraser revised the cost of the natural disaster which affected an area the size of France and Germany combined and was followed within days by the destructive C ... more

Water dilemma at damaged Japan nuke plant
 Tokyo (UPI) Jun 3, 2011 -
Engineers at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are struggling with what to do with 15 million gallons of contaminated water used to cool damaged reactors. The strategy of pouring massive amounts of water into the plant to cool the reactors has had severe side effects, with limited options on what to do with the contaminated water, The Washington Post reported Friday. The co ... more

US floods: Part of Missouri River closed to boaters
 Chicago (AFP) June 3, 2011 -
The US Coast Guard late Friday closed a section of the swollen Missouri River to recreational vessels because of high water levels and flooding. "This measure will be in effect until the water levels decrease in order to ensure the safety of the boating public," Captain Steve Hudson, Coast Guard's commanding officer for the region, said in a statement. The 182-mile (293-kilometer) sectio ... more

7,000 people a day still catching AIDS: UN
 United Nations (AFP) June 3, 2011 -
About 7,000 people are being infected with AIDS each day and about half of the 34 million people with HIV do not know they have it, according to a UN report released to mark the disease's 30th anniversary. The UNAIDS agency said more money, less waste and smarter programs are urgently needed to consolidate gains made in the war on AIDS and HIV. The report highlighted spectacular progress ... more

Six soldiers, girl killed as Burkina mutiny quelled
Ouagadougou (AFP) June 4, 2011 -
Six soldiers and a young girl were killed when the Burkina Faso military quashed a mutiny, the government announced Saturday. Disgruntled soldiers have been looting and letting off gunfire in the economic capital for days as they demand higher wages. On Friday President Blaise Compaore sent in a unit of his presidential guard, backed up by parachute commandos and police - the first mili ... more

2011 is deadliest US tornado season in 75 years
 Chicago (AFP) June 2, 2011 -
The deadliest US tornado season in 75 years has ripped babies from their mother's arms and transformed entire towns into Apocalyptic scenes of destruction as the toll hit 523 people Thursday. And it isn't over yet. While warmer summer weather should hopefully reduce their intensity, the peak tornado season runs through July and twisters can strike at any time. The damage is as unim ... more

China environment poses 'challenges': official
Beijing (AFP) June 3, 2011 -
China admitted Friday it faced "difficulties and challenges" in cleaning up its environment, with pollution from toxic metals aggravating the public and a severe drought further damaging waterways. Vice Environment Minister Li Ganjie reiterated a government pledge to punish mining firms found guilty of environmental violations in Inner Mongolia, where protests fuelled by concerns over mining ... more

21 dead in China mine floods: state media
 Beijing (AFP) June 6, 2011 -
Authorities in southwest China have confirmed the deaths of 21 workers in two flooded coal mines, state media said Monday, highlighting the dangers of toiling in the nation's collieries. In Guiyang city, the capital of Guizhou province, 13 people were confirmed dead at the Fuhong mine, following a flood on May 29, the official China Daily newspaper reported. Only five bodies have been re ... more

Paper argues against conclusion that bacteria consumed Deepwater Horizon methane

Deadly twisters rare in northeast: US

Angry China rejects blame for Gmail attack

Gadhafi's river could be hidden weapon

Pentagon: All options on table in cyber-attack

Ukraine officials 'stole pipes' from Chernobyl

Longevity of AIDS patients presents new risks: US

E. coli germ is new strain, say two gene labs

Fresh looting in Burkina's second-largest city

Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

'First' outbreak of mystery bacteria kills at least 18

Biodegradable Products May Be Bad For The Environment

Increases in rain and temp could signal cholera outbreaks months ahead

Armenian nuclear plant advised to boost safety

EDF, Rosenergoatom bid for Bulgarian nuclear reactors

US anti-nuclear campaign buoyed by German opt-out

Assessing the influence of Alaska glaciers is slippery work

Cyber-war must be treated as conventional attack: Estonia

Gmail targeted in China-based campaign: Google

Syria must be reported to UN over nuke claims: Britain

Japan's PM faces no-confidence motion

Haiti report shines light on rush to inflate death tolls

IAEA says Japan underestimated tsunami threat