A video on the Japanese government’s decision. to discharge 1.3 million tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea

On April 13, the Japanese government. announced the release of more than one million tons of contaminated water into the sea from the destroyed nuclear power plant in Fukushima.

This move was opposed by its own fishing industry and neighboring countries like South Korea, China and Taiwan.

According to the government, the first water discharge will take place in about two years. This period will give the operator of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) plant time to begin filtering the water in order to remove harmful isotopes, build infrastructure and obtain regulatory approval.

Japan argued that the water discharge was necessary to continue the complex decommissioning of the plant after it was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.