Connecting Dots | No more seafood? People share views on Fukushima wastewater discharge
After the Fukushima nuclear accident, Japan used a large amount of seawater to cool its reactors. And over the years, more than 1,000 giant water storage tanks have gradually reached their capacity. To solve that problem, the Japanese government has decided to start discharging "treated" Fukushima radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean from August 24, 2023 onwards. Although the discharge plan has been tested and reviewed by the IAEA, some people are still not convinced by the official data. Governments around the world also have different stances on the discharge, which has made people even more confused.
This time, our reporters interviewed people from different backgrounds on the streets to find out what they think about Japan's plan to discharge nuclear wastewater into the ocean. Do they think it is harmful? Will they still eat seafood? Watch the video for more!