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Japan 'set to dump contaminated Fukushima water into ocean as storage runs out'

• by Tom Towers

Countries are gathering to prevent Japan dumping nuclear waste from the Fukushima power plant disaster into the ocean.

The plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown when a 6.6-magnitude earthquake shook the region in 2011.

A tsunami then swamped the nuclear reactors and triggered a massive radiation leak.

Tokyo Electric is currently running out of tank space at the plant used to store the water waste.

It expects storage will be taken up by mid-2022 and is actively seeking alternatives – one of which is reportedly the ocean.

The South Korean government has now sent a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in opposition to the move.