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Taiwan Urges Japan Against Dumping Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean via Sputnik

Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) on Tuesday stated that it would submit a complaint should the Japanese government decide to dump tons of radioactive water from the shuttered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.

According to the Asia Times, the AEC’s concerns are largely rooted in fears that the contaminated water would eventually spread to Taiwan’s coastline as it makes its way toward North America. Of further concern for Taiwanese officials is the likelihood of the polluted water flowing back to Taiwan over a period of three to six years after the initial dump.

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At present, Taiwan continues to carry out tests for radioactive pollutants. “Sea water, beach sand and fishery products in nine ports across Taiwan are regularly sampled to test their radioactivity, without having any abnormal findings so far,” reads a Times-obtained statement from the AEC.

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With more than 1 million tons of contaminated water being stored in tanks near the disaster site, TEPCO has indicated that the plant will likely reach maximum capacity by 2022, a deadline which has many officials concerned over how to best solve the matter.

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