A member of an International Atomic Energy Agency inspection team looks out over the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Japan has approved release of more than 1 million tonnes of water from the destroyed power plant. Photo: International Atomic Energy Agency Handout via AFP
A member of an International Atomic Energy Agency inspection team looks out over the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Japan has approved release of more than 1 million tonnes of water from the destroyed power plant. Photo: International Atomic Energy Agency Handout via AFP

Japan’s Fukushima waste poses ‘major nuclear contamination disaster’, Pacific islands fear

  • Japan’s plans to release more than 1 million tonnes of water from destroyed nuclear power plant threatens fishing grounds, Pacific Island Forum says
  • ‘Our region is steadfast that there be no discharge until all parties verify it is safe,’ the forum’s secretary general said on Wednesday

A member of an International Atomic Energy Agency inspection team looks out over the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Japan has approved release of more than 1 million tonnes of water from the destroyed power plant. Photo: International Atomic Energy Agency Handout via AFP
A member of an International Atomic Energy Agency inspection team looks out over the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Japan has approved release of more than 1 million tonnes of water from the destroyed power plant. Photo: International Atomic Energy Agency Handout via AFP
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