Japanese government plans to release radioactive contaminated water

Jun 8, 2020

The Japanese government is planning to release radioactive contaminated water, that has been accumulating since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in 2011, into the ocean. At present, more than 70% of the water which is being stored in the tanks contains radioactive substances such as strontium 90, cesium 137, and iodine 129, which exceeds emission concentration standards.

Discharging this water will increase the amount of radioactive contamination in the environment, threatening marine ecosystems, community health, and local livelihoods.

Friends of the Earth Japan have launched a petition demanding the Japanese government solidify and manage the contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on land, instead of discharging the water into the sea as proposed by the Subcommittee on Handling ALPS Treated Water.

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For more information contact:
Ayumi Fukakusa,
Climate Change and Energy Campaigner,
Friends of the Earth Japan
Email: fukakusa@foejapan.org