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Japan's Plan to Release Fukushima Wastewater Sparks International Outcry

Fukushima Wastewater (symbolic picture)
Fukushima Wastewater (symbolic picture)

 

Japan (July 05,2023) : Japan's plan to release treated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean has sparked international outcry. The wastewater, which contains low levels of radioactive tritium, has been accumulating at the plant since the 2011 nuclear disaster.

The Japanese government says that the wastewater is safe to release, but many experts and environmental groups disagree. They argue that the release of even low levels of radioactive material could have a negative impact on the environment and human health. The plan has also been met with opposition from Japan's neighbors, including China and South Korea. These countries fear that the release of the wastewater could pollute their own waters.

The Japanese government has said that it will not release the wastewater until it has received the approval of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). However, the IAEA has not yet given its approval, and it is unclear when it will do so. The controversy over the release of Fukushima wastewater is a complex issue with no easy answers. However, it is clear that the decision to release the wastewater will have far-reaching consequences for Japan and the world.


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