|Above, a view of Tokyo Bay from Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
If science-fiction were real life, all Japan would have to do to kill off most organisms in Tokyo Bay would be to drop an oxygen destroyer into the water. Still, the garbage that has accumulated over the years would have to be removed conventionally.
But being that it isn't, the Japan government is planning to spend ¥3.6 billion to clean up Tokyo Bay in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
According to The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun):
The Environment Ministry plans to clean up the water of Tokyo Bay as part of efforts to promote Japan’s environmental technology and natural scenery ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The ministry included about ¥3.6 billion in its 2015 budgetary request for measures to help put on an Olympics that is sensitive to environmental problems.
Tokyo Bay is planned to be used for the swimming leg of triathlons at the Olympics, but the quality of the water declines during the summer.To read the full story, go here.