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Jan 14, 2021

Claudia Cragg speaks here for @KGNU with Caitlin Stronell, for an update about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, an 11 March 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The event was caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. It was the most severe nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

Stronell of @CNICJapan, is Editor of Nuke Info Tokyo. She explains here that plans remain in place by the Japanese government and TEPCO to dump massive volumes of contaminated water stored at Fukushima Daiichi into the Pacific Ocean which thus far have been stalled by strong domestic and international opposition and the official announcement that the dumping has again been postponed.

International pressure to save the world's oceans from radioactive contamination, Stronell says, is very important, and Gensuikin (the Japan Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs) is calling for international comments which they will hand to the government at a hearing to take place soon. Please see their website linked above in this paragraph for details.

There is also an online petition here: