Japan planning to release treated Fukushima plant water into sea

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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