Japan PM Stresses Release of Fukushima Water

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that releasing contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the sea should not be delayed. 

Fishermen, local residents, and nearby countries strongly opposed the move as it was a unilateral decision that would damage the safety of the maritime environment.

Kishida addressed the issue during his first trip to the power plant and guaranteed Japan’s neighboring countries that the wastewater’s disposal to the ocean would be safe. 

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that they will assist the country in guaranteeing that the radioactive water discharge would meet international safety standards and will be sending experts in December to examine the situation. 

During his visit to the plant, Kishida told reporters, “I felt strongly that the water issue is a crucial one that should not be pushed back.”                                                                            

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