On April 12th, local time, the U.S. State Department issued a statement on the Japanese government’s decision to discharge nuclear wastewater into the sea, saying: “In this challenging situation, Japan has weighed its options and influences, and has been transparent about its decision. It seems that it has adopted a globally recognized nuclear safety. Standard practice. We expect the Japanese government to continue external coordination and communication when monitoring the effectiveness of the above methods.
The Japanese government held a cabinet meeting on the morning of the 13th local time and formally decided to discharge the nuclear wastewater stored in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant of the Tokyo Electric Power Company into the sea.
The South Korean government strongly regretted Japan’s decision to discharge nuclear wastewater into the sea on the 13th.
As a close neighbor and stakeholder of Japan, China has expressed serious concern about this. A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “Japan unilaterally decided to dispose of nuclear wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident by sea discharge without exhausting the means of safety, regardless of domestic and foreign doubts and objections, and without full consultation with neighboring countries and the international community. This practice is extremely irresponsible and will seriously damage the international public. Health security and the vital interests of the people of neighboring countries. The ocean is the common heritage of mankind. The problem of nuclear wastewater disposal in the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident is not only a domestic problem in Japan. We strongly urge Japan to recognize its responsibilities, adhere to a scientific attitude, fulfill its international obligations, and respond to the serious concerns of the international community, neighboring countries and its nationals.
The Japanese government held a cabinet meeting on the morning of the 13th local time and formally decided to discharge the nuclear wastewater stored in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant of the Tokyo Electric Power Company into the sea. Residents and fishing-related people in the disaster area that have not yet been fully recovered from the nuclear accident disaster have reached a major juncture in the discussion over the years have expressed serious concerns about the adverse impact of this practice. How to eliminate negative effects and provide compensation will be the first priority in the future.