The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will release more than one million tons of contaminated water into the sea, according to Japan. China has called the decision highly irresponsible; South Korea has summoned Tokyo’s ambassador to Seoul to protest the move.
The first water cycle will be released in the first two years, giving Tokyo Electric Power time to build infrastructure to remove harmful isotopes and to get water regulated with regulatory approval. Japan has argued that the water should be released after the project was disrupted by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Similarly, filtered water is regularly released from nuclear plants around the world, claiming that more than 1 million tons of contaminated water or about 100 billion yen, or about १२ 912 million, is being stored annually in large tanks at the plant to fill 500 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The space required is running low.