The never-ending challenge of handling radioactive water at Fukushima

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Work to decommission Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continues, a decade after three of its reactors suffered a meltdown following an earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan. Engineers from its operator, Tokyo Electric Power, work to keep the damaged reactors cool. But this has created another problem: hundreds of tons of contaminated water accumulate at the site every day, and have to be stored in tanks.


This year the government decided to slowly release the water into the Pacific Ocean after treating it, which authorities say will make it safe. But local fishermen and neighbouring countries aren't convinced.

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