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11 May 2022 TOKYO
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force is satisfied that TEPCO and government have identified appropriate steps in preparation for contaminated water release scheduled for 2023.
18 Apr 2022 SEOUL
The planned release of radioactive water from TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant has raised concerns across the region. South Korea officials looking for cooperative solution.
5 Mar 2022 TOKYO, Japan
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will monitor release and verify safety of Fukushima contaminated water release into South Pacific ocean.
7 Jan 2022 TOKYO, Japan
Plans to discharge treated but still contaminated water into sea submitted by Japan government to Nuclear Regulation Authority.
22 Oct 2021 TOKYO, Japan
New Prime Minister will implement plan to begin release of contaminated water into ocean; IAEA supports plan; local fishing industry and neighboring countries unconvinced.
16 Apr 2021 TOKYO, Japan
The Fukushima nuclear plant is running out of space to store radioactive water following its destruction in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Plans by owners TEPCO to begin discharging the "treated" water into the Pacific Ocean have been met with dismay by some but cautiously welcomed by others.
4 Mar 2021 ROME
Catholic bishops in South Korea and Japan have issued a joint statement opposing the Japanese government’s decision to dump radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake seriously damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 11, 2011...
28 Nov 2020 TOKYO, Japan
The government of Japan is expected to announce plans for the Pacific Ocean release up to 1.2 million metric tons of contaminated water stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power facility within a matter of weeks.A senior official of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, indicated (20 November) willingness to work with South Korea to monitor the treatment of the water and its release into the ocean planned for 2022 when storage capacity at the facility is expected to run out...
18 Oct 2020 TOKYO, Japan
This news article was updated 25 OctoberEnvironmental group Greenpeace has claimed that the 1.23 million metric tons of water stored at the plant -- scene of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster -- contains "dangerous" levels of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 and other "hazardous" radionuclides, which it says will have "serious long-term consequences for communities and the environment" if the water is released into the Pacific Ocean...
11 Jun 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
Experts at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have urged the Government of Japan to delay any decision regarding the release of radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear facility until after the COVID-19 crisis has passed and full consultations with affected communities and neighbouring countries can be completed...
30 Mar 2020 SEOUL, South Korea
South Korea has expressed concern about a new draft plan from Japan to release contaminated Fukushima water from its disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea.The country’s Office for Government Policy Coordination said March 26 that Japan should ensure that its plan does not affect the health and safety of South Koreans or the maritime ecosystem, while the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said that it “cannot support the Japanese government discharging contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in the sea without discussions with neighbouring countries”...
3 Mar 2020 TOKYO, Japan
The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has indicated support for the Japan government’s proposal to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific ocean. “The Agency welcomes the progress made by Japan towards reaching a decision on this matter,” Grossi said during a 26 Februry visit to the facility...