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  • 28 Jul 2019- 06:39 by TWD Staff 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 monumental
  • 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
  • 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
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times Despite the objections of local fishermen, the tritium-tainted water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant will be dumped into the sea, a top official at Tokyo Electric says. Tritium typically poses little risk to human health
  • 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
  • 27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), owner and operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, said late last week that it will need an additional two months to treat all of the radioactive wastewater stored at the facility
  • 22 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority on January 21st approved a plan to allow the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, to discharge wastewater from the facility containing some
  • 24 Feb 2014- 09:19 by Local Press Report FUKUSHIMA International Business Times Crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant again dispensed some 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water on Thursday. Its operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) blamed human error for the latest overflow. Tepco however
  • 28 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority this week called on Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), owner and operator of the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, to take “drastic steps” to address the series of mistakes that have hindered
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYOTO, Japan Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend said his country is open to international help to contain the ongoing contaminated water disaster at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. “We are wide open to receive the most
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Japanese officials announced this week that some 300 tons per day of radioactive water is pouring out of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was destroyed during the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “We think that the volume of
  • 3 Aug 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government will take advantage of overseas demand for clean water by drafting a public/private plan to sell water to overseas countries. The Yomiuri Shimbun reported in late July that the government will set up a corporation for

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