“We have always opposed the discharge of nuclearly contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, and the Japanese government should withdraw its decision to discharge nuclear contaminated water into the sea.” The Japanese government should make the best decision on the basis of understanding and agreement with domestic and international stakeholders, said Yu Yingxuan, a joint representative of the nuclear energy information room of a Japanese non-profit organization, in a recent interview with this newspaper.
Established in 1975, the Nuclear Energy Information Office specializes in the collection, research and popular science education of nuclear energy-related materials and has collected more than 25,000 books and magazines on nuclear energy issues, comprising experts in various fields of physics.
In 1979, the United States shocked the world of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, accompanied by The British began to pay attention to the issue of nuclear energy. In 1990, he quit his job and moved to the Nuclear Information Room to learn about nuclear energy from scratch. Over the past 31 years, he has conducted ongoing follow-up studies on issues related to nuclear energy safety, radioactive radiation and nuclear fuel reuse.
After scientific and detailed research, the Nuclear Energy Information Office believes that the discharge of nuclear pollution water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea may have a great impact on the ecological environment and so on. The organization has always been firmly opposed to the nuclear-contaminated water discharge programme and has expressed this view to all sectors of the Japanese community through various channels. Before the Japanese government formally decided on April 13th to discharge nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima plant into the sea, the group issued another statement of opposition on its website urging the government to change its decision.
The Japanese government has said it will not dispose of nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima plant without the understanding and consent of stakeholders. “Today, the Japanese government’s decision reneges on its previous commitments and has not been endorsed at all at home by the parties concerned, nor has it been agreed by neighboring countries and the international community at the international level, and should be withdrawn, ” he said. ”
The nuclear-contaminated water contains radionuclides, which, if inhaled by humans or other organisms, will remain in the body for a long time, he said. In the marine environment, through the food chain, radon is likely to be enriched. Once humans eat contaminated fish, radionuclides enter the body, producing internal radiation that can have an impact on DNA.
“The Japanese government claims that DNA damaged by internal exposure can be repaired, but not all DNA damaged by internal exposure can be repaired.” The damaged gene may induce cell carcinoma at some stage and is unlikely to affect the next generation, he said. It is precisely because of this risk, and the risk is likely to increase further, that the Japanese government should take it more seriously.
“The Japanese government should put options back on the table and seek consensus in consultation with the people of Fukushima Prefecture and stakeholders such as the Japanese people and fishermen. The Government of Japan should also consult with neighbouring countries and the international community in advance to obtain the understanding of all countries. That would allow us to find the best way to deal with nuclear-contaminated water, rather than draining it directly into the ocean.