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Japan's move to dump nuclear-contaminated water harms the world

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-09-04 11:07
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Japan’s recent move to discharge nuclear-contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea starting from Aug 24 has raised concerns among experts. According to Shaun Burnie, a senior nuclear specialist from Greenpeace, the release of radioactive water will have long-term effects on the world due to bioaccumulation. Burnie also criticized the Japanese government for disregarding the option of processing and on-site storage.

Another expert, Wilson Lee Flores, a columnist for the Philippine Star newspaper and chairman of Anvil Business Club, emphasized that criticism of Japan’s action extends beyond its own borders. He pointed out that the marine environment is a global concern, and thus the Japanese government should engage in consultation and cooperation with other countries instead of taking unilateral action.

Overall, the experts contend that Japan’s decision to discharge nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean poses a significant threat to the world and should be addressed through international collaboration.

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