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Fukushima nuclear plant to construct UNDERSEA tunnel to release a million tons of treated water

The operators of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant have announced plans to build an undersea tunnel to facilitate the release of more than one million tons of treated water from the site into the surrounding ocean.

The 1km-long and eight-feet-wide tunnel will run east from the water container tanks at the nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, allowing roughly 1.27 million tons of treated water to be released into the sea, despite opposition from neighboring countries.

Japan insists that the water, which is set to be released in two years, is completely safe, having been thoroughly treated to remove radioactive particles. The containers include water that was used to cool down the nuclear power plant after it went into meltdown in the wake of the 2011 tsunami, as well rain and groundwater that subsequently seeped in.

The Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) is set to begin building the tunnel by March 2022, pending feasibility studies and the relevant authorization from Japanese officials.

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