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Japan should not dump Fukushima water into sea

Japan said Tuesday that it has decided to release more than 1 million tons of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. The release seems inevitable on the part of Japan; but is drawing a furious reaction from neighboring countries such as South Korea and China due to safety concerns.

The Japanese government and plant operator TEPCO argue that the release is safe as the contaminated water has been processed to remove almost all radioactive elements and will be diluted. They also said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has endorsed the planned water discharge. The U.S. is also supporting the release, saying the Japanese government "appears to have........

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