Archives for the 'Waste' Category

Pollution Problems In Tohoku Need More Attention

Writers Winnifred Bird and Elizabeth Grossman has written a very interesting article about the pollution issues and potential health effects in Tohoku. They note that damage to the region’s industrial facilities has been extensive: Oil refineries burst into flames in the … Read More

Posted July 13th, 2011 in Chemical pollution, Waste

Moving Tokyo’s Fish Market: Tsukiji In Trouble

Consumers Union of Japan and the Food Safety Citizens’ Watch are involved in the efforts to get to the bottom of the proposed move of Tsukiji, Tokyo’s famous fish market. FSCW notes that the new site at Toyosu  is an old factory site … Read More

Posted March 25th, 2009 in Chemical pollution, Food, Waste

The Japan Times: Plastic Incineration Rise Draws Ire

Saturday Nov. 3, 2007: Plastic Incineration Rise Draws Ire Environmentalists unswayed by limited tests, fears risks (Quote:) Yasuko Ueda, a writer and outspoken activist with the Tokyo-based Consumers Union of Japan, a nongovernmental organization, noted that the government has invoked … Read More

Posted November 14th, 2007 in Chemical pollution, Waste