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Japan to release Fukushima's contaminated water into sea: Reports

Oct 16, 2020 19:33 IST

The Japanese government will release the treated radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, reported local media. According to the report, the final decision on this is likely by month end. While environmental and fishing groups are against the idea, scientists say it poses low risk. The storage tanks of the plant are filling up fast and space is expected to run out in 2022. Post which, more than a million tons of water will be released into the sea, the report said. Although the treated water has been filtered to reduce radioactivity, it will be further diluted to make it 40 times less concentrated to reduce any risk.

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