Fukushima Radioactive Water Release : TEPCO is dumping the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s poisonous water into the Pacific Ocean. The plant water was hazardous before cleaning. This controversial concept addresses the plant’s expanding dangerous water storage issue. This controversial move has been planned for almost a decade.
TEPCO and the Japanese government are working hard on this project.
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility dumps purified hazardous water into the Pacific Ocean.
Fukushima Daiichi is a nuclear power plant in Japan. The city has the same name.
On Thursday afternoon, water began to flow out of the plant 12 years after the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused these meltdowns.
The Japanese government and TEPCO believe that letting water out of the plant will make shutting it down easier. The Japanese government agrees. The water tank, which is almost at its 1.37 million-ton capacity, must be lowered to eliminate leaks and create a place for decommissioning equipment.
After mingling with ocean water, cleaned water is moved to a second pool. After cleaning the water, do this. After that, it goes via an underwater tube and into the ocean. TEPCO official Junichi Matsumoto said the first release would have the least radioactive water to keep everyone safe.
Japanese fishermen, concerned about its impact on their country’s seafood exports, have opposed the idea. The current activity has frightened individuals in China and South Korea, prompting political and international discussion.
Even though officials insist the treated water will be considerably below international safety requirements, some experts think the long-term implications of low-dose radiation should be studied. This is true even though the government claims the cleansed water will be safe against international standards.
In contrast, TEPCO plans to release 31,200 tons of treated water by March 2024. This only empties ten storage tanks. The Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, stresses the importance of the water leak for plant safety and shutdown.
But Fukushima’s fishing and tourism industries are apprehensive about the damage this move could inflict. This is especially true for fishing. The number of fish captured in Fukushima is already a sixth of what it was before the accident, so it may continue to plummet.