How will the Fukushima water release affect the Pacific?


Protests continue as Japan begins dumping treated radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean.

Protesters around the Pacific have been out in force against the release of wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. On August 24, Japan began the disposal of water used to cool the plant in the years since the meltdown of three power plant reactors. It has been 12 years since an earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed thousands and set off the meltdown. Now, critics say this latest plan is making it even harder to heal old wounds. So how will this wastewater release affect the people who rely on the Pacific?

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