Japan to release treated Fukushima water into sea

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan will release over a million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in a decades-long operation, reports said yesterday, despite strong opposition from local fishermen.

The release of the water, which has been filtered to reduce radioactivity, is likely to start in 2022 at the earliest, said national dailies the Nikkei, the Yomiuri, and other local media.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin