Japan´s government adopted an interim plan Tuesday that it hopes will win support from fishermen and other concerned groups for a planned release into the sea of treated but still radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. The government decided in April to start discharging the water into the Pacific Ocean in the spring of 2023 after building a facility and compiling release plans under safety requirements set by regulators. The idea has been fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan´s neighbors including China and South Korea. Under the plan adopted Tuesday, the government will set up a fund to buy fisheries products and freeze them for temporary storage to cushion the impact from negative rumors about the discharge. The government will also help promote Fukushima products to restaurants and other food industries.
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The Japanese government plans to buy up seafood when they are left unsold as a result of the planned release into the ocean of treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, officials said Tuesday. The initiative is part of measures that the government drafted in an interim report on how to deal with possible reputational damage to local seafood from the release of the water that contains radioactive tritium.
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