A South Korean man holds a placard in front of a building housing the Japanese embassy in Seoul on August 24.//AFP

More than 10 arrested trying to enter Japan embassy in Seoul over Fukushima: police

More than 10 people were arrested Thursday for trying to enter the Japanese embassy in Seoul during a protest over the release of Fukushima wastewater, police told AFP. “More than…

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(FILES) This file photo taken by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Air Photo Service on March 20, 2011 shows Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Okuma, Fukushima . / AFP

Japan to release water from stricken Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan will release water from the stricken Fukushima power plant into the Pacific Ocean from Thursday, 12 years after one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters. China, which has already…

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This picture taken on January 20, 2023 shows the storage tanks for contaminated water at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Okuma of Fukushima prefecture. (Phiti by Philip Fong / AFP)

Japan to start Fukushima water release as early as late Aug

Japan plans to start releasing treated radioactive water from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean as early as late August, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun daily reported on Monday,…

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Members of the International Atomic Energy Agency, watch fish tanks on an experience with treated wastewater set up at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Okuma, northeastern Japan, Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General was visiting to inspect the power plant Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, Pool)

Possibly no transboundary effect of Fukushima water release, says IAEA head Grossi

It could be the case that there is no transboundary effect from the release of the Fukushima water into the ocean, International Atomic Energy Agency head Rafael Grossi said on…

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A seagull eats a fish thrown away by fishermen after it was damaged with a net and couldn’t be sold, at Tsurishihama fishing port in Shinchimachi, about 55 km away from the disabled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, March 1, 2023. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

How Japan plans to release Fukushima water into the ocean

Japan is set to begin pumping out more than a million tonnes of treated water from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant this summer, a process that will take decades to complete. The water was distilled after…

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Facility for releasing treated water into sea from Fukushima Daiichi unveiled

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has shown to the media a system to release treated and diluted water from the facility into the ocean. Tokyo…

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South Korea sea salt demand grows ahead of Japan’s Fukushima contaminated water release

Ahead of Japan’s planned release of contaminated wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in the summer, demand for sea salt in neighbouring South Korea has recently grown and retailers…

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This picture taken on January 20, 2023 shows the storage tanks for contaminated water at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Okuma of Fukushima prefecture. (Phiti by Philip Fong / AFP)

South Korean experts to begin inspections at Fukushima nuclear plant

A team of South Korean experts will start a four-day survey on Monday to check the safety of Japan’s plan to release treated and diluted water from the crippled Fukushima…

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Rice into low-carbon plastic: bringing hope to a struggling Fukushima town

Jinichi Abe grins as he watches diggers working earth near his rice fields, knowing they are returning still more fields to productivity after Fukushima nuclear reactors exploded and sprayed the…

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Japan estimates Fukushima water release to start in ‘spring or summer’

The Japanese government gave an estimation for when the water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant will be released into the sea, saying at a cabinet meeting held on…

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The operator of a wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said it has applied for safety authorities’ approval to construct an undersea tunnel and other facility needed for a planned release of treated radioactive water from the plant to sea.(Kyodo News via AP, File)

TEPCO to release treated radioactive water into the sea around mid-April 2023

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced on Tuesday that it has filed a plan for handling the water with Japan’s nuclear regulators. The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power…

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