April 13th – On the 13th local time, the Japanese government officially finalized the policy of discharging nuclear wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. Yukio Eno, the representative of Japan’s main opposition party, the Constitutional Democratic Party, objected to this approach, saying that the government had failed to fulfill its stated responsibility.
According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association on the 13th, Yukio Edano said in an interview in Sapporo City, “Although the local fishermen are very worried and have always opposed it, the government has pushed forward the emission plan without explanation. Although nuclear wastewater treatment is a follow-up rescue measure for the Fukushima nuclear accident, the disaster relief measures ignore the local disaster victims and are simply an accident.
Edano also said, “The government will only say ‘safe, safe’ but do not specify, so it is impossible to judge whether nuclear wastewater should be discharged into the sea. There is no specific basis for judgment, and there is no way to let people oppose it.