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Dumping of Fukushima radioactive water into ocean ‘unavoidable’, Japanese PM says, as country’s fisheries reject plan

Japan’s fisheries union says it remains opposed to the idea of dumping radioactive water accumulated at the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, as top government officials signal the controversial plan will likely go ahead.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met with the head of the National Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations, Hiroshi Kishi, on Wednesday, discussing the options for disposing of the radioactive waters – described by the government as “treated” – that have accumulated in storage tanks around the nuclear power plant.

The meeting was seemingly not fruitful, with the fisheries union boss saying afterwards that fisheries groups remain opposed to the dumping of tainted water into the ocean, which is set to happen over the course of many years. While the plan has not yet been signed into policy, it has been widely considered to be the main option on the table for dealing with the buildup.

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