Tokyo air pollutant traced to Kyushu volcano, China link discounted

Nov 14, 2013

Tokyo air pollutant traced to Kyushu volcano, China link discounted

Volcanic gas carrying sulfur dioxide released from Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture is partly responsible for spikes in the level of the air pollutant PM2.5 in the Kanto and Tokai regions, according to the government’s Meteorological Research Institute. The institute ruled out pollutants from ...

May 17, 2013

Panel calls for evacuation plans for volcanic disasters

A government panel called on the central and local governments Thursday to draw up evacuation plans for large-scale volcanic disasters. The Cabinet Office panel, chaired by Toshitsugu Fujii, a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo, submitted the same day what are considered the ...