‘Crime Against Humanity’ – North Korea Moves From Japan To Fukushima — RT World News


‘Crime Against Humanity’ – North Korea Moves From Japan To Fukushima — RT World News

North Korea has called on Japan to immediately stop sending radioactive waste water from the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, according to a statement issued by the KCNA news agency on Thursday.

Japanese gesture “It poses a serious threat to the life, safety and future of mankind” This was reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pyongyang.

North Korea further attacked Japan a “Unforgivable crime against humanity” and demanded that he be brought to justice.

The announcement came after Japan announced on Thursday that it had begun discharging radioactive water from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster into the Pacific Ocean. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has previously announced plans to release about 1.3 million tons of sewage.

Tokyo noted that the decision was approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The U.N. nuclear watchdog last month gave the green light to the Japanese project, saying independent tests showed the tritium concentration in the water was well below the use limit and that the decision would have minimal impact on the public and the environment. . “negligible”.

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), the operator of the Fukushima plant, also said Thursday that the water contained up to 63 becquerels (a unit of radioactivity) of tritium per liter, well below the WHO limit of 10,000 becquerels per liter for drinking water.

However, some of Japan’s neighbors are not sure about the safety of the wastewater discharge. China responded to the move with a blanket ban on Japanese seafood, while Beijing insisted Tokyo had failed to prove the released water was safe.

Earlier this week, China’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement naming the plan “very selfish and irresponsible” and urged not to provoke Japan “secondary damage caused by his own selfish interests to the local population and even to the peoples of the world. »

On Thursday, China’s Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions also announced bans on Japanese seafood imports from 10 prefectures. South Korea, which already has restrictions in place, has said it will not lift them, although it guarantees the safety of the Japanese plan.

Greenpeace activists also condemned Tokyo “Deliberate Pollution of the Pacific Ocean” and said that water conservation would be a good solution.

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