Japan's TEPCO Starts 6th Discharge of Radioactive Water From Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant - Reports | 17 May 2024 | The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), started the sixth discharge of treated [radioactive] water into the ocean, a day after China and Russia raised safety concerns over the water's possible nuclear contamination, Japanese media reported on Friday. Earlier in the day, Tokyo lodged a protest with Moscow and Beijing over the wording of a joint statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, about the "nuclear-contaminated" water being discharged from the Fukushima NPP, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi said. TEPCO is planning to discharge 7,800 tonnes of water through June 4 after ensuring that the radioactivity levels meet both its own and the Japanese government's standards [?!] , the Kyodo news agency reported. On April 19, the plant’s operator launched the fifth round of treated water release from the facility, which was scheduled to run until May 7.

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