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Japan to Release Contaminated Water from Fukushima into Sea

Japan to Release Contaminated Water from Fukushima into Sea

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has decided to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the open sea that is one kilometer away from the plant, Japanese media outlets reported Wednesday. The contaminated water contains tritium, a radioactive substance. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., the operator of the [...]

Korean Civic Group Starts Litigation Against Japan’s Fukushima Decision

Korean Civic Group Starts Litigation Against Japan’s Fukushima Decision

BUSAN, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic environmental organization here said Thursday it has filed for a court injunction against Japan’s planned release of contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. Members of the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement in Pusan said their lawsuit was lodged against the operator of the Fukushima [...]

Nuclear Experts Call on Japan to Nix Fukushima Water Release Plan

Nuclear Experts Call on Japan to Nix Fukushima Water Release Plan

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean nuclear researchers on Tuesday called on Japan to withdraw its decision to release contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, urging for more information over the plan. South Korea has expressed concerns over Japan’s announcement last week to release [...]

Fishermen Stage Maritime Demonstrations to Protest Japan’s Fukushima Decision

Fishermen Stage Maritime Demonstrations to Protest Japan’s Fukushima Decision

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean fishermen staged demonstrations at sea on Monday to protest the Japanese government’s decision to dump contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. In Yeosu, southwestern South Korea, about 150 fishing vessels were mobilized for a massive maritime demonstration, as local fishermen vented their [...]

Civic Groups Decry Japan’s Plan to Discharge Fukushima Nuke Plant Water

Civic Groups Decry Japan’s Plan to Discharge Fukushima Nuke Plant Water

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean civic groups held a press conference Saturday to denounce Japan’s recent decision to discharge into the ocean contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. Eight groups, including the Global Econet, lambasted the plan to release the radioactive water as an “irresponsible” act and demanded the [...]

Protests Against Japan’s Fukushima Decision Spreading in S. Korea

Protests Against Japan’s Fukushima Decision Spreading in S. Korea

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ protests against Japan’s bid to dump contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea are spreading across many sectors of society, with a number of protest rallies held in Seoul and elsewhere on Friday. A civic group that comprises merchants from the Noryangjin Fisheries [...]

S. Koreans Escalate Protests Against Japan’s Planned Release of Radioactive Water

S. Koreans Escalate Protests Against Japan’s Planned Release of Radioactive Water

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are stepping up protests against Japan’s decision to release contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, as a dozen government leaders on Wednesday joined civic activists and fishermen in condemning the move as an irreparable disaster for the world’s marine ecosystem. Heads [...]

Japan’s Decision to Dump Contaminated Water into Sea Angers Neighboring Countries

Japan’s Decision to Dump Contaminated Water into Sea Angers Neighboring Countries

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — On Tuesday, the Japanese government decided to dump contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, leading to a firestorm of criticism for the lack of consideration of neighboring countries. Tokyo appears to have tried to appease domestic resistance against the plan but shows no attention [...]

S. Korea Expresses ‘Strong Regret’ over Japan’s Decision to Release Water from Fukushima

S. Korea Expresses ‘Strong Regret’ over Japan’s Decision to Release Water from Fukushima

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Tuesday expressed strong regret over Japan’s decision to release contaminated water into the sea from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. Tokyo announced earlier in the day that it plans to start releasing massive amounts of radioactive water, which has been stored in tanks at the [...]