A protester holds a slogan which reads, ‘Don’t release the radioactive water’, at a rally in Tokyo on April 13, 2021. Photo: AFP
A protester holds a slogan which reads, ‘Don’t release the radioactive water’, at a rally in Tokyo on April 13, 2021. Photo: AFP
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Did Japan ignore viable alternatives of dumping contaminated Fukushima water?

  • Tokyo says it reached the decision after examining five methods of disposing over a million tons of treated radioactive water
  • Other options included dumping the water into concrete pits or evaporating and releasing it, ideas critics say were not genuinely considered

A protester holds a slogan which reads, ‘Don’t release the radioactive water’, at a rally in Tokyo on April 13, 2021. Photo: AFP
A protester holds a slogan which reads, ‘Don’t release the radioactive water’, at a rally in Tokyo on April 13, 2021. Photo: AFP
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