SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Members of the Joint Action to Stop Japan’s Radioactive Contaminated Water Dumping at Sea convened a press conference on Wednesday at Gwanghwamun Square in Jongno-gu, Seoul, passionately advocating for an immediate cessation of Japan’s hazardous practice of releasing radioactive contaminated water into the sea.
This urgent call to action resonates in the wake of the forthcoming Hiroshima G7 Summit, with participants taking the opportunity to lambast President Yoon Seok-yeol for his preoccupation with restoring diplomatic ties with Japan instead of confronting this critical issue head-on.
Driven by an unwavering commitment to safeguarding the environment, these advocates underlined the vital importance of mobilizing international resistance against Japan’s actions.
Their impassioned plea extended not only to the South Korean government but also to the G7 leaders convening at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, slated for May 19. They implored these global figures to stand united against the environmental perils posed by this reckless dumping.
Simultaneously, the opposition Democratic Party of Korea exerted pressure on the government’s inspection team during a gathering on Tuesday, urging them to diligently collect samples and secure source data pertaining to the storage status of contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This indispensable data assumes a critical role in validating the safety of discharging such contaminated water into the sea.
Speaking fervently at a press conference within the hallowed halls of the National Assembly, the party’s Task Force to Prevent Ocean Dumping of Contaminated Water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant underscored Japan’s insubstantial efforts in their analysis, encompassing a mere nine out of the 64 nuclides.
Consequently, the resulting data remains prone to uncertainty. Thus, they underscored the dire need to procure the original dataset alongside comprehensive information pertaining to the overall magnitude of radioactive materials present.
Moreover, the task force accentuated the significance of procuring an exhaustive set of comparative data encompassing the ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) before and after the treatment of contaminated water.
This comprehensive evaluation aims to ascertain the system’s operational capacity and obtain a holistic dataset to accurately assess the efficacy of the ALPS in removing radioactive materials.
In a concurrent demonstration of unity, the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements’ Citizens’ Action for Abolition of Nuclear Power participated in a spirited rally held in Tokyo, lending unwavering support to the cause of halting the discharge of contaminated water into the ocean.
Standing shoulder to shoulder with the citizens’ council known as “No More Polluting the Sea” and the executive committee of the “10 Million People’s Action for Sayonara Nuclear Power Plant,” this collective convergence reverberated through Tokyo’s streets on Tuesday, punctuated by chants urging TEPCO to contemplate the repercussions of its thirty-year endeavor to release copious amounts of radioactive materials into the sea.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)