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Japan dismisses ROK criticism of its handling of radioactive water

  • September 18, 2019
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei, Sankei
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Asahi, Mainichi, and Sankei reported that South Korea criticized Japan’s handling of radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant at an IAEA meeting in Vienna on Monday by asserting that if the water were discharged into the ocean, it would impact the global marine environment. Japan rebuffed the criticism by saying it is not based on facts or scientific grounds. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga similarly rebutted the criticism at a press conference on Tuesday, according to Sankei and Nikkei.

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