Bethany Patton steps up to the counter and places her pink mug into a shoebox-sized dishwasher. It spins. It whirs. Water splashes inside. After 90 seconds, the door opens and steam emerges. A barista grabs the mug, dries it and prepares Patton’s order—a 16-ounce Starbucks double espresso on ice.
TOKYO—Japanese officials plan to start discharging treated radioactive wastewater from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, a contentious step more than 12 years after a massive earthquake and tsunami set off a battle against ever-increasing amounts of radioactive water at the plant.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has put in place “stringent” rules for the issuance of environmental compliance certificates (ECC) under the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PEISS) for floating photovoltaic (FPV) plants in Laguna de Bay.
The Philippine General Minerals Project Inc. (PGMPI) has announced it is ready to undertake mining operations for the sustainable extraction of critical minerals and rare earth elements, after almost three years of research and development in the rehabilitation of mining areas.