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Fukushima Disaster: China Urges Japan to Review Radioactive Wastewater Discharge into Ocean, to Avert Irreversible Consequences

  • China is worried about the ongoing ocean discharge of the radioactive Fukushima wastewater
  • There is anxiety over the long term implication to human and marine life worldwide

In response to Japan’s ocean discharge of Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water, China has urged its neighboring country to exercise caution and prevent irreversible consequences. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, emphasized the necessity for Japan to engage in thorough and sincere consultations with stakeholders.

He stressed the importance of establishing a long-term monitoring arrangement promptly to mitigate the potential adverse effects of the ongoing ocean discharge.

During a daily press briefing, Wang underscored the global implications of Japan’s actions, stating that the discharge of Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water directly impacts the health of humanity, the worldwide marine environment, and the broader international public interest.

He highlighted the gravity of the situation as the ocean discharge entered its third month, calling for Japan’s earnest consideration of domestic and international concerns, especially those voiced by neighboring countries.

Wang urged Japan to approach the matter responsibly and constructively, emphasizing the need to address the legitimate demands for damage identification and compensation from stakeholders.

With the continuous release of Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the sea, he emphasized the urgency for Japan to conduct comprehensive and effective consultations, particularly with neighboring countries.

The spokesperson concluded by reiterating the importance of implementing a long-term monitoring arrangement that is both independent and involves all stakeholders. This, he stated, is crucial to avoiding irreparable consequences resulting from the ocean discharge, underlining the significance of a collaborative and responsible approach by the Japanese government.

IMAGE: China.org

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