• Short Summary

    THE ARTIFICIAL RAIN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN IS CONDUCTING RAIN-MAKING OPERATIONS OVER TOKYO IN AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK ONE OF THE WORST DROUGHTS IN YEARS.

  • Description

    THE ARTIFICIAL RAIN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN IS CONDUCTING RAIN-MAKING OPERATIONS OVER TOKYO IN AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK ONE OF THE WORST DROUGHTS IN YEARS.

    THE JAPANESE SCIENTISTS ARE SEEDING CLOUDS FROM A C-46 TRANSPORT 'PLANE ON REGULAR FLIGHTS AT ABOUT FIFTEEN-THOUSAND FEET.

    THEY EXPECT TO CONTINUE THE OPERATION UNTIL THE CRISIS IS OVER.

    WITH NO RELIEF IN SIGHT AND ONLY FIFTY-THREE DAYS TO THE START OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES, IT'S ESTIMATED THAT TOKYO HAS LESS THAN A WEEK'S SUPPLY OF WATER LEFT FOR ITS TEN MILLION INHABITANTS.

    THE WATER LEVEL IN THE THREE RESERVOIRS SUPPLYING TOKYO IS DOWN TO ABOUT NINE-HUNDRED-MILLION GALLONS.

    THIS IS LESS THAN ABOUT TWO PERCENT OF TOTAL CAPACITY.

    AS THE CRISIS GROWS, JAPANESE GROUND SELF-DEFENCE FORCES AND UNITED STATES ARMY TROOPS ARE RUSHING WATER-FILLED TANKERS IN FROM OUTLYING AREAS TO TOKYO'S WORST-HIT SUBURBS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA52WYU5C33CLV9TJQHFQOMJ7KE
    Media URN:
    VLVA52WYU5C33CLV9TJQHFQOMJ7KE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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