According to Tokyo, the circumstances exist to be able to dump the water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This measure has not been well received among anti-nuclear and environmental groups, which is why they have protested in the streets of Japan and in front of the house of the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida.
The Government of Japan has announced that, weather conditions permitting, it will begin releasing treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant this Thursday. This decision has not been well received among anti-nuclear and environmental groups, and has generated a rejection for which they have protested in front of the home of the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida.
The measure has been adopted after a meeting of the head of government with several of his ministers and some parties involved. According to Kishida, “understanding of the plan is progressing both at home and abroad.”
The announcement was made two days after the composition of the water to be discharged was evaluated. According to the Japanese government, liquid processing has removed most of the radionuclides, except for tritium.
Anti-nuclear and environmental groups charge that the dumping into the ocean will leave a “burden for future generations”, and the dumping will take place because the stores are reaching their limits. Greenpeace has positioned itself before this announcement: “It violates the human rights of the communities in Japan and the Pacific region, and does not comply with international maritime law, and, what is more important, ignores the concerns of its people, including the fishermen”.
Countries like China or Korea also criticize this discharge due to the possible contamination that it could cause. Meanwhile, South Korea supports the spill, saying it sees no scientific or technical problem with Japan’s plan.
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