Japan to release more than a million tons of treated water into the sea, from Fukushima nuclear plant
Environmental activists have opposed the proposal while fishermen and farmers fear that consumers will shun products from this region.
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The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant today unveiled a plan to dump scrubbed water directly into the ocean, sparking concerns over whether it would be properly decontaminated.
The country's radioactive waste storage is filling up as its nuclear power industry burgeons, but what South Korea sees as its best solution — reprocessing the spent fuel so it can be used again — faces stiff opposition from its US ally.