Fukushima water Leak Stopped by Local Fishermen and Residents
Fukushima water leak try to stop local people and Fishermen. More than 100 fishermen and locals living near Fukushima have announced they will file a lawsuit this week seeking to stop the release of wastewater from the damaged Japanese nuclear plant.
Foreign News Agency
According to the foreign news agency ‘AFP’, 12 years after one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents, Japan began releasing cold-treated water mixed with seawater on August 24, insisting that it is safe. Japanese fishermen have been staunchly opposed to the release, fearing the move would undermine years of efforts to improve the industry’s image in the wake of the 2011 disaster.
File a Lawsuit at the Fukushima District Court
A member of the group’s secretariat told AFP that more than 100 plaintiffs from Fukushima and its administrative regions will file a lawsuit at the Fukushima District Court on Friday. He said that the government had failed to fulfill its promise to obtain the consent of the fishermen before deciding to release the water. The group said in a statement that this is a misguided policy, ignoring strong opposition not only from the Fukushima fisherman cooperative but also from cooperatives across the country. It added that the release of water into the sea could not be tolerated as it would cause further suffering to the victims of the nuclear accident.
Japanese Government Offices
The decision to leave the waters drew a strong response from China, including a complete ban on Japanese seafood imports. Japanese government offices and businesses were bombard with thousands of nuisances calls from Chinese phone numbers. The Tokyo city government alone received 34,300 calls from August 24 to 31.
Products are Safe to Eat
On the other hand, Japanese government officials have try to reassure the public. That Fukushima fish and other products are safe to eat. Last week, the prime minister, the US ambassador to Japan. And others ate fish from Fukushima in front of TV cameras.
Japan’s Largest Export Market for Seafood
China was Japan’s largest export market for seafood. Before the release, and Beijing’s ban has raised. Concerns among those involve in the sector. Aquatic food has ban. While Japan says that the water, they are throwing into the sea is less polluted water.