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Japan confirms experts met in China to ease concerns over discharge of treated radioactive water

Japan said Sunday its experts have held talks with their Chinese counterparts to try to assuage Beijing’s concerns over the discharge of treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. The discharges have been opposed by fishing groups and neighboring countries especially China, which banned all imports of Japanese seafood. China’s move has largely affected Japanese scallop growers and exporters to China. During the talks held Saturday in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian, Japanese officials provided “science-based” explanation of how the discharges have been safely carried out as planned, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry. A 2011 earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima plant 's power supply and reactor cooling functions, triggering meltdowns of three reactors and causing large amounts of radioactive wastewater to accumulate. After more than a decade of storage in tanks taking up much space on the complex, the plant began discharging the water after treating it at least once and diluting it with seawater on Aug. 24, starting a process that’s expected to take decades.

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  • Grace Njeri


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    Through the talk,we anticipate that change will be implemented for the benefit of the context and the peoples' well-being.

    • George Kariuki


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      Hopefully these talks can lead to a solution that prioritizes both environmental safety and economic well-being of affected communities. The world needs to work together to find safe and sustainable ways to deal with nuclear waste.

      • walter lungayi


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        The meeting reflects the importance of international cooperation in managing such complex issues. Transparent communication and collaboration are crucial in addressing public concerns and ensuring the safe and responsible handling of radioactive materials.

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