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Fukushima: Japan must not ignore human rights obligations on nuclear waste disposal – UN experts via UNCHR

GENEVA (9 June 2020) – UN human rights experts* today urged the Japanese Government to delay any decision on the ocean-dumping of nuclear waste water from the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi until after the COVID-19 crisis has passed and proper … Continue reading

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Navy to study impact on radioactive water leak by Japan via Korea Times

By Kang Seung-woo The Navy announced, Tuesday, plans to study the effects of radioactive water on its operations in an apparent countermeasure against Japan’s alleged plan to dump the contaminated water from its Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. While … Continue reading

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Fukushima: How the ocean became a dumping ground for radioactive waste via DW

The nuclear disaster at Fukushima sent an unprecedented amount of radiation into the Pacific. But, before then, atomic bomb tests and radioactive waste were contaminating the sea — the effects are still being felt today. Almost 1.2 million liters (320,000 … Continue reading

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AN OLYMPIC-SIZED DISASTER IS BREWING IN JAPAN via Who.What.Why

By William Boardman […] The Bangkok Post argues that time is running out on the Tokyo Olympics:  Japan needs to rethink the Olympics. The most pressing reason to postpone or cancel the 2020 Tokyo summer games, which are due to start in late … Continue reading

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IAEA chief says Fukushima water release plan meets global standards via Japan Today

OKUMA, Fukushima The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that Japan’s plan to release radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the environment meets global standards of practice in the industry. The comment by … Continue reading

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[Column] Japan dumping radioactive water into the ocean impacts all of humankind via Hankyoreh

In 2020, humankind has to face a number of challenges that we have never experienced before. One of them is the possibility that radioactively contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant will be dumped into the ocean. According … Continue reading

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An Appalling Act of Industrial Vandalism’: Japanese Officials Do PR for Plan to Dump Fukushima Water Into Ocean via Common Dreams

byAndrea Germanos, staff writer As cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima disaster continues, the Japanese government made its case to embassy officials from 23 countries Monday that dumping contaminated water from the nuclear power plant into the ocean is the best … Continue reading

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Japan: Environmentalists say Fukushima water too radioactive to release via DW

Environmental groups are skeptical of a Japanese government declaration claiming that contaminated water stored at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is safe to release into the ocean. Officials from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry addressed a government committee Monday, and … Continue reading

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Ex-Japanese minister: Radioactive water may be dumped into ocean via Dong-a Ilbo

On his recent comments on the discharge of the contaminated water, Japan’s former environment minister and Liberal Democrat lawmaker Yoshiaki Harada said that he made the comments with a great sense of responsibility as a politician. The Japanese government responded … Continue reading

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Toxic water level at Fukushima plant still not under control via The Asahi Shimbun

Almost six years after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe famously declared the contaminated water problem at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant “under control,” today it remains anything but. […] About 18,000 tons of highly contaminated water remain accumulated in reactor … Continue reading

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