Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Sediment-Sampling-at-Lake-Biwa-in-Japan-27MZIFJJSTD5J.htmlConceptually similarSediment Sampling at Lake Biwa in JapanGP0STPZL5Completed★★★★Sediment Sampling at Lake Biwa in JapanGP0STPZL9Completed★★★★Sediment Sampling at Lake Biwa in JapanGP0STPZLLCompleted★★★★Sediment Sampling at Lake Biwa in JapanGP0STPZLNCompleted★★★★Sediment Sampling at Lake Biwa in JapanGP0STPZLFCompleted★★★★Sediment Sampling at Lake Biwa in JapanGP0STPZLICompleted★★★★Sediment Sampling at Lake Biwa in JapanGP0STPZLKCompleted★★★★Sediment Sampling at Lake Biwa in JapanGP0STPZLCCompleted★★★★★★Sediment Sampling at Lake Biwa in JapanGP0STPZLUCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPZLGSediment Sampling at Lake Biwa in JapanGreenpeace Japan members carry out ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) operations at Lake Biwa, Shiga Prefecture in Japan. Greenpeace has been surveying lake Biwa to conduct baseline sampling. The lake is located as close as 30 km from the Takahama nuclear plant owned by Kansai Electric. In the event of a severe accident Lake Biwa would be at risk of major radioactive contamination. The lake provides the drinking water for 14,5 million people in Shiga Prefecture, the city of Kyoto and the wider Kansai region. The citizens of Shiga recently won a historic legal action that forced the immediate shutdown of Takahama reactor #3, Kansai electric is determined to overturn the legal action on appeal and restart both Takahama 3 and 4 reactor.Locations:Asia-Biwa Lake-Japan-Shiga PrefectureDate:22 Mar, 2016Credit:© Christian Åslund / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2953px X 1968pxKeywords:Aerial view-Beaches-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Lakes-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear radiation-Outdoors-Remotely operated vehicles-Research-Sampling (activity)Shoot:Rainbow Warrior Tours Fukushima 5 Years After Nuclear AccidentOn occasion of the 5th anniversary of the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Greenpeace carries out an underwater research tour monitoring the radiation impacts on the underwater life. Greenpeace nuclear experts work with a ROV (remotely operated vehicle), an under water camera and special testing equipment.