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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 …

Microplastics in drinking water: WHO calls for further research

26-08-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, drinking water, water treatment, pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health. This follows the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking water. It has also called for reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce …

WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution

22-08-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, water pollution, microplastics, water treatment, wastewater treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water. The Organization also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and …