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Japan PM Kishida’s Sushi Stunt Amid Fukushima Water Row – Yahoo

Japanese authorities say over 60 radioactive substances have been removed from the waste water but admit it still contains tritium and carbon-14

The crippled Fukushima D nuke p-plant no3 reactor. Photo: Reuters
The crippled Fukushima D nuke p-plant no3 reactor. Photo: Reuters


Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has made a public show of eating a piece of fish caught where radioactive wastewater has been released into the ocean, in a bid to diffuse tensions with neighbour China, Yahoo reported.

Twelve years since Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear power plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami that killed 20,000, wastewater has officially begun being released into the North Pacific Ocean, the story went on. This has prompted China to ban fish caught near where the wastewater is being released, while other countries have also threatened similar action.


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  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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