Japan WILL dump nuclear waste into the sea as it prepares to accept recommendation that contaminated water from damaged Fukushima plant can flow into the Pacific Ocean. It is looking increasingly likely that Japan will be dumping contaminated Fukushima water into the ocean. A panel of experts that have been advising on the best disposal method for radioactive water from the destroyed nuclear plant made the recommendation today – one the Japanese government is likely to accept. The panel, under the industry ministry, came to the conclusion which is likely to alarm neighbouring countries, after narrowing it down to two choices: releasing contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean or letting it evaporate.
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A panel of experts advising Japan’s government on a disposal method for radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant has recommended releasing it into the ocean, a move likely to alarm neighbouring countries. The panel, under the industry ministry, came to the conclusion after narrowing the choice to either releasing the contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean or letting it evaporate – and opted for the former. Based on past practice, it is likely the government will accept the recommendation. The build-up of contaminated water at Fukushima has been a sticking point in the clean-up, which is likely to last decades, especially as the Olympics are due to be held in Tokyo this year with some events less than 60km (35 miles) from the wrecked plant.
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