April 15 Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Jianghao summoned Japanese Ambassador to China Yu Xiufu on the 15th to make serious representations on the Japanese government’s decision to dispose of waste water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident by sea discharge, according to the foreign ministry’s website.
Wu Jianghao pointed out that Japan’s decision to ignore the global marine environment, disregard international public health security and the vital security interests of the people of neighboring countries, suspected of violating international law and international rules, is not the work of modern civilized countries. China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.
Wu said China strongly urges Japan to recognize its responsibilities, uphold a scientific attitude and fulfill its international obligations.
The first is to re-examine the issue of waste water disposal in the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident and to recover the wrong decision to discharge into the sea, the second is to set up a joint technical working group, including Chinese experts, within the framework of international institutions to ensure that the disposal of nuclear wastewater is strictly subject to international assessment, verification and supervision, and the third is that nuclear waste water discharge shall not be initiated without authorization until consensus is reached with stakeholders and international agencies. China will continue to work closely with the international community to monitor developments and reserve the right to respond further.