Friday 25 August 2023

Japan releases radioactive water into Pacific Ocean amid protests

DW News on Youtube has the story.

Japan has started releasing treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. 

The plant was damaged in an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. More than 1.3 million litres of water used to cool the nuclear rods will be released over the next 30 years. The International Atomic Energy Agency says the diluted water will have minimal impact on the environment and human health. 

Protests have been held in Japan and other countries. China condemned Japan as irresponsible and has banned some food imports.

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