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Japan’s big decision on nuclear power plant’s highly harmful water, China’s reaction

Japan’s big decision on nuclear power plant’s highly harmful water, China’s reaction TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government has made…

By Jack , in Latest World , at April 14, 2021

Japan’s big decision on nuclear power plant’s highly harmful water, China’s reaction

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government has made a major decision on the highly harmful water coming out of a nuclear power plant, signaling that it would be released into the sea after undergoing a special process.

 

According to foreign media reports, the Japanese government has decided to release the processed water into the sea, which is from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, which has been reduced to the minimum level of the standard set by national regulations. After diluting, it will be released into the sea.

 

Japan’s fisheries industry has spoken out against the plan, saying it poses a serious threat to marine life.

 

China, meanwhile, has expressed grave concern over Japan’s decision to release water contaminated with nuclear waste from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday. This is the most serious incident in history, with large-scale radioactive emissions having far-reaching effects on the marine environment, food safety and human health.

 

Japanese officials say the used water is stored in tanks on the grounds of the unused power plant, which will be fully filled next year. The water will be passed through an advanced liquid processing system, the Alps, and radioactive. Substances are released, but radioactive tritium particles remain in the water.

 

According to reports, the density of tritium in this water is reduced to one-fourth of the required standard, while to make it drinkable, it must be diluted to about one-seventh of the standard required by the World Health Organization. Is.

 

A review report by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) expert team states that if tritium-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant is released into the sea, it could harm the marine environment and the people of neighboring countries. Health will be affected.

 

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Japan had unilaterally decided to discharge Fukushima’s nuclear waste into the sea without testing all safe methods and without full consultation with neighboring countries and the international community.

 

It should be noted that 10 years ago, an earthquake and tsunami in Japan wreaked havoc on a large area, including the Fukushima nuclear plant, killing 18,500 people or missing. The tsunami devastated 400 kilometers of Japan’s northeast coast. Had done Due to the radiation from the nuclear plant in the soil, water and fields in the area, it is not possible for people to go there, due to which the municipal areas of Fukushima have been declared a no-go area.

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