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    The 1972 Tokyo Anti-Pollution Exhibition opened on Saturday (25 March) in the Japanese capital's International Trade Centre.

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    The 1972 Tokyo Anti-Pollution Exhibition opened on Saturday (25 March) in the Japanese capital's International Trade Centre. The theme is "Toward Creating a Non-Pollution Society", and there are 288 companies taking part. The exhibitors are not only from Japan, but also from other countries including the United States, Great Britain, Sweden, West Germany and Switzerland.

    This year's exhibition is the second--last year, some 170 companies participated and attracted 170,000 visitors during its six days.

    In the 1972 exhibition--which lasts until Thursday (March 30), a Items to prevent air and water pollution are on display, as are equipment to handle solid waste such as mud and plastic products.

    The exhibition, sponsored by two Japanese publications, also includes measuring instruments and equipment to ease noise and vibration problems.

    This film includes material from the Visnews Library showing Tokyo's own pollution problems--which are among the worst in the world.

    SYNOPSIS: Tokyo is said to be plagued by some of the world's worst pollution. Traffic congestion and exhaust fumes are commonplace and the bad air has even killed threes on the streets. But on Saturday, the 1972 Tokyo Anti-Pollution Exhibition opened in the capital's International Trade Centre with hundreds of examples of equipment designed to ease the problem. Japan's pollution problem is caused in part by the country's rapid economic growth. And in recent years the government has taken many steps in an effort to control the problem.

    A problem affecting many areas is solid waste--and this incinerator is one way to handle it.

    This Japanese machines cleans harmful exhausts by extracting all pollutants and neutralising what's left with water. In all, there are 288 companies taking part. They're from Japan, Europe and the United States. The exhibition goes on until next Thursday, and the organisers are hoping to attract many visitors. Last year's exhibition--the first--was viewed by a hundred and seventy thousand people. The exhibition is sponsored by two Japanese publications.

    This machine, also form Japan, purifies water by extracting harmful chemicals. It's also said to make the water taste better.

    This is a Japanese dehydration incinerator. It first dries the water from a substance and then burns everything also that's left--except for metals. The theme this year at the exhibition is "Towards Creating a No-Pollution Society", and a wide variety of devices for attacking the problem are on show, including means of beating air pollution.

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