Japan faces backlash over plan to release Fukushima water into sea

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Japan has faced criticism and opposition from its neighbours and its own fishing industry over its decision to release more than one million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.

The water has been stored in tanks at the site of the plant, which suffered a meltdown after a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The government says the storage capacity will run out by 2022, and that releasing the water is the most feasible option.

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