Here’s a round up of some of the latest news stories about water and the environment.
Tainted Water at 2 Reactors Increases Alarm for Japanese: “Japan’s troubled effort to contain the nuclear contamination crisis at its stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant suffered a setback on Sunday when alarmingly high radiation levels were discovered in a flooded area inside the complex, raising new questions about how and when recovery workers could resume their tasks.”
PepsiCo develops first PET plastic bottle made completely from plant-based material: PepsiCo recently unveiled a bottle made entirely of plant material left over from its food business, which the company says could change the industry standard for plastic packaging.
Rare civic protest in China- Villagers fight against the construction of dams: One of a series of enormous dams being built in southern China will cause 60,000 people to relocate. The residents of a village due to be obliterated due to incoming hydropower plants were forced to relocate at short notice 6 months ago, long before their scheduled departure date. As a result, villagers are now protesting and creating public disorder.