The United Kingdom (UK) supports the decision to dump radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, which was damaged by the tsunami following the 2011 earthquake in Japan, into the ocean, the UK Foreign Office said in a written statement.
"The UK fully supports this decision by the Japanese government," the statement said.
The UK expressed its satisfaction with the situation after the International Atomic Energy Agency stated that the discharge of treated water from the plant was safe and in accordance with standards.
"We also want to emphasize the aqueous discharge of tritium. This is standard practice in the entire nuclear industry in the world," he said.
It was reported that the discharge of radioactive wastewater from the nuclear power plant in Japan into the ocean started on August 24.
The plan, which aims to discharge a total of 31 thousand 200 tonnes of radioactive wastewater by March 2024, causes the reaction of fishermen and environmental protection activists living in the region as well as neighboring countries, especially China.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, in a report published on July 4 following its inspections at the plant, concluded that Japan's wastewater discharge plan complied with safety standards and that the harm to people and the environment was "negligible".
Yesterday, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and some ministers also consumed seafood for lunch to allay public concern over the start of the discharge of radioactive wastewater.
The tsunami caused by the 9-magnitude earthquake in March 2011 caused damage to 3 of the 4 nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and the area around the plant was declared an "evacuation zone" due to radioactive fallout.
Source: Anadolu Agency,