Japan to release contaminated Fukushima water into sea

Japan says it will release more than one million tonnes of contaminated water from the ruined Fukushima nuclear power station back into the sea, in a decision that drew swift condemnation from South Korea and environmental groups and is likely to anger the fishing industry.

The work to release the water will begin in about two years, the government said and the whole process is expected to take decades.

Tokyo Electric Power, which operates the plant, will handle the process.

“On the premise of strict compliance with regulatory standards that have been established, we select oceanic release,” the government said in a statement after relevant ministers formalised the decision.

Read more: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/13/japan-to-release-contaminated-fukushima-water-into-sea


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