Opposition pushes back Tepco’s contaminated water discharge

Opposition pushes back Tepco’s contaminated water discharge

Photo: Contaminated water tanks in the area of the Fukushima nuclear plant (photo taken in December 2019) [URL]

 

Tepco is delaying its schedule to discharge the contaminated water to the Pacific.

 

On the 2nd of December, 2021, the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan announced that Tepco and the government of Japan are facing the obstacles to persuade the local residents, which prevents Tepco from applying the facility plan to the authority.

 

Those concerned with the fishing industry are the prominent opponents.

 

The chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority commented it is becoming unrealistic to start the contaminated water release in the spring of 2023. He added that people don’t trust the information from Tepco.

 

https://www.tepco.co.jp/decommission/progress/watertreatment/

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