Japan to Release Fukushima’s Nuclear Contaminated Water Into the Sea

The government of Japan has decided to release over one million tons of contaminated water into the sea.

The government of Japan has decided to release over one million tons of contaminated water into the sea. 

The contaminated water’s disposal at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been a long-standing issue for Japan for it has been with a decades-long decommissioning project. 

Approximately 1.2 million tonnes of contaminated water are currently stored at the facility.

It is common practice for nuclear plants around the world to release water that contain traces of tritium into the ocean.

During Tokyo’s bid to host the Olympic Games in 2013, Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister, has informed the members of the International Olympic Committee that the Fukushima facility was “under control.”

However, the Games have been delayed to 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic and some events are due to be held as close as 60 km (35 miles) from the Fukushima facility.


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