As per the reports, Japan is planning to release treated water containing radioactive substances from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the sea.
A formal decision in this regard is likely to be made within this month, the reports added. The move will put an end to a seven-year debate over how to dispose of the water used to cool down the power station that suffered a core meltdown when the earthquake hit the country in 2011.
Since the plant was crippled by the quake and the following tsunami, Tokyo Electric has collected over a million tonnes of contaminated water.
Meanwhile, the local fishers and residents have always voiced strong objection of releasing the water into the sea over fears of consumers.
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