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Japan's Fisheries Agency opposes Fukushima nuke plant's 'radioactive water release plan'

June 8, 2011 - Tokyo

Tokyo Electric Power Corporation's (TEPCO) plan to release water containing traces of radioactive materials from the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant to the sea, has been reportedly cancelled after facing objections from the Fisheries Agency.

Although TEPCO assured the fisheries that it would release the water after removing radioactive substances to an undetectable level, the agency did not approve the plan, the Kyodo news agency reports.

Currently, 3,000 tons of the water is reportedly accumulated in the nuclear power station.

According to reports, it is feared that if the water remains in tanks for a longer period of time, the storage facility may be corroded by salt in the water.


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