Group plans to send water purifiers to Japan

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Charleston group plans to send about a dozen portable water purifiers to Japan after the devastating earthquakes and tsunami.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports a spokeswoman for Water Missions International says the agency had planned to send the units Thursday but is now working to overcome logistical problems

Water Missions has various types of purifiers that can remove salt, radioactive and organic contaminants from water. The portable units use solar energy or a diesel generator and can clean up to 10,000 gallons of water daily.

Information from: The Post and Courier

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