Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Home Environment Tens of Thousands of Tons of Contaminated Water from Fukushima Nuclear Plant...

Tens of Thousands of Tons of Contaminated Water from Fukushima Nuclear Plant to Be Released into Pacific Ocean

Tens of thousands of tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant might have to be released into the Pacific Ocean,

Tens of thousands of tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant might have to be released into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister said Tuesday.

The water, used to cool damaged fuel cores after the plant was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, is being stored in giant tanks at the site. But the storage space is running out.

“The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it,” Yoshiaki Harada said at a news briefing in Tokyo. “The whole of the government will discuss this, but I would like to offer my simple opinion.”

Tokyo Electric Power, which operates the nuclear plant, has said it will run out of storage space for the water in 2022.

Contaminated Water, Fukushima, Nuclear Plant
FILE – Workers are seen in front of storage tanks for radioactive water at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Feb. 18, 2019. VOA

For the past eight years since the meltdown of Fukushima’s three reactors, some 200 tons of radioactive water have been pumped out of the damaged buildings every day.

At another meeting, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the government has not yet settled on a course of action. He said Harada’s opinions were his own.

“There is no fact that the method of disposal of contaminated water has been decided. The government would like to make a decision after making thorough discussion,” he said.

Also Read- U.S. Investigating What might Be Causing Hundreds of Serious Breathing Illnesses in People Who Use E-Cigarettes

Japan’s vast fishing industry, as well as its neighbor South Korea, have strongly opposed the idea of dumping the contaminated water into the ocean. (VOA)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,778FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Kapil Sharma Believes In Making The World A Better Place With His Jokes

Comedian Kapil Sharma is no stranger to online hate, but he says he does not pay much attention to trolls because he believes in...

Microsoft Unveils Mouse And Trackpad Support Features For Ipad

Microsoft has finally brought mouse and trackpad support to its Office family of apps on iPad. The Office for iPad updates is now live...

Prajakta Koli Shares Her Process Of Content Creation And Lockdown Inspiration

YouTube sensation and influencer Prajakta Koli, popularly known for videos she creates for her channel 'MostlySane', says that at no point would she want...

Mrunal Thakur: OTT Platforms Are A Blessing For All

Bollywood actress Mrunal Thakur says OTT platforms have proved to be a blessing for all during the lockdown and she can't wait to be...

Hair Care Routine For Winters

Winter dries out the moisture from your hair, and it becomes prone to dilemmas, including an increase in dandruff, breakage, split ends, and dryness....

Sleep Disorders In Lockdown

2020, unfortunately, has been a year that has not brought us much happiness, and for a significant proportion of individuals, sleep disturbances have added...

Virtual Ramlila From Ayodhya Crosses 10 Crores Viewers Mark

The organizers of star-studded virtual Ramlila going on in Ayodhya have claimed that the numbers of viewers watching it on different media platforms have...

Wroclaw Named A Square After Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s Name As A Tribute

The City Council of Wroclaw, Poland, has named a square after Amitabh Bachchan's father Harivansh Rai Bachchan, as a tribute to the late poet....

Recent Comments