Rebelliously Curious

Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater into the Pacific

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On August 24, Japan initiated the discharge of radioactive wastewater from the damaged Fukushima nuclear facility into the Pacific Ocean due to the nearing full capacity of storage tanks. This action has stirred controversy, leading China to swiftly impose a comprehensive ban on all aquatic imports from Japan. The accumulation of this waste issue has persisted since the Fukushima plant was hit by a tsunami in 2011.

Jim Smith, Professor of Environmental Science in the School of the Environment, Geography, and Geosciences at the University of Portsmouth, joins Chrissy Newton to discuss the science and what we should know about radioactive wastewater.

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