Contaminated water health scare in Lancashire

People in Lancashire have been warned their water could be contaminated after traces of a tiny parasite was discovered in the local treatment plant. United Utilities is advising customers in Preston, Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Chorley and South Ribble to boil their water for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth as a precaution until further notice. It comes […]

Japan pledges 47bn yen for Fukushima cleanup

After vowing to take a more hands on approach to the clean up of Fukushima, the Japanese government has now pledged 47 billion yen (£0.3 bn) towards the effort. The move follows a long series of embarrassing admissions from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) – the operator of the wrecked nuclear plant. Over the weekend […]