The issue of the radioactive water from Japan’s destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant that Japan plans to dump into the Pacific Ocean was raised by the South Korean government at a global conference in London this week. The London Protocol is aimed at preventing marine pollution and bans the export of waste or other matter to other countries for dumping or incineration at sea. During a meeting discussing said protocol, Seoul’s fishery ministry demanded that Tokyo should provide information over its handling of the contaminated water. Representatives from China, Chile and Ghana also expressed their concern regarding the matter to which the Japanese representative responded that they will provide transparent information. Last month, Seoul raised the issue at the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency but the criticisms were dismissed by Japan, claiming they were not based on scientific evidence.

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