The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last month gave the go-ahead for releasing radioactive water.
But Tokyo delayed releasing the sewage ahead of a meeting in Washington. To avoid stirring up political opposition in South Korea. Plans to release more than one million tonnes of radioactive treat water into the Pacific from a nuclear plant belonging to the. Tokyo Electric Power Company have been criticized by Beijing. China banned some seafood imports from Japan in protest. The release of radioactive water was also oppos by several citizen groups in Japan, South Korea and elsewhere. Japan says it will remove all major radioactive elements from water except the isotope tritium hydrogen which must be dilut because it is difficult to heat. aim to prevent imports of radioactively contaminated food in and out from Japan and ensure the safety of imported food for Chinese consumers according to the paper.
Beijing’s move came after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Japan’s release of treated water from the damaged Fukushima power plant would have “negligible” impacts on both humans and the environmen