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TEPCO simulates release of Fukushima wastewater

06-04-2020
Japan, Fukushima, wastewater, nuclear

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has made public a simulation showing the flow of radioactive wastewater released into the ocean from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. TEPCO says winds and tides will spread the wastewater in an elongated shape along the coastline. The Japanese government has been looking into ways to dispose of the …

Japan set to construct $34M treatment plant

04-11-2019
Cambodia, Japan, wastewater treatment, water treatment

The construction of a $34 million Japanese government-funded wastewater treatment plant in Phnom Penh to improve water quality and protect the environment will begin early next year, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) announced on Friday. Jica said the Japanese government had granted 2,777 million yen (S$34.8 million)) in aid to …

South Korea to raise Fukushima wastewater issue at London Convention Meeting

07-10-2019
South Korea, Japan, Fukushima, nuclear, wastewater, wastewater treatment

South Korea will call for global attention and efforts to prevent Japan's possible discharge contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said on Sunday that it plans to raise the issue during a London Convention and Protocol meeting set for this week at the headquarters of …

Editor’s pickJapan may have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into the ocean because it's out of storage space

11-09-2019
Japan, Fukushima, radioactive, wastewater, wastewater treatment, pollution

Eight years after Japan's worst nuclear disaster, the government is not sure what to do with the contaminated water that remains – but its environment minister says dumping it into the ocean might be the only choice. To cool fuel cores at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric has pumped in tens of thousands of tons of …

Veolia selected by Toyota Tsusho and Orocobre to supply lithium refining technologies at their Naraha plant in Japan

09-09-2019
Veolia, Japan, crystallisation, water treatment, wastewater treatment

Veolia Water Technologies will provide a chemical processing plant featuring HPD® evaporation and crystallisation technologies designed to convert lithium carbonate into lithium hydroxide employed in the manufacturing of batteries that power electric vehicles. Driven by their joint success in supporting the rapid evolution and adoption of …

Japan, UNDP Support Solar Power to Treat Gaza Wastewater

20-06-2019
Japan, Gaza, wastewater treatment

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Japan, in partnership with the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA) and the Costal Municipalities Water Utility have inaugurated the Photo Voltaic Solar System, for the Rafah Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plants …