Mount Fuji

Cleaning up Mount Fuji

Alpinist Ken Noguchi was devastated by Mount Fuji’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site last year because the mountain’s problems, including its excessive garbage and the irresponsible people who climb and manage it, had not been resolved.

Fukushima

Fukushima nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes

More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

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