TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant = February, where tanks for storing treated water are lined up on the premises

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TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant = February, where tanks for storing treated water are lined up on the premises

[Joint Geneva]The UN Special Rapporteur (in charge of human rights and the environment) and others expressed “deep concern” on the 15th regarding the decision by the Japanese government to release the treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean.

“The release of polluted water into the ocean puts the human rights of people inside and outside Japan at a non-negligible risk,” Boyd and his colleagues criticized. “Experts have pointed out that there are options other than ocean release, and this decision was disappointing,” he said.

Concerned about the radioactive substance tritium contained in treated water, “it may endanger humans and the environment for the next 100 years or more.” He called on the Government of Japan to “comply with international obligations such as protecting the marine environment.”