Japan begins 6th release of Fukushima 'treated' radioactive water | 17 May 2024 | The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Friday started a sixth release of "treated" radioactive water into the sea amid opposition from China and Russia. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said it plans to discharge 7,800 tons of water through June 4, after confirming that the radioactivity levels meet both its own and the government's standards. Since the operation began on Aug. 24 last year, about 39,000 tons of "treated" radioactive water have been released over five previous rounds. The utility plans to discharge a total of about 54,600 tons on seven occasions this fiscal year, which started in April. During the release of the previous five batches, TEPCO said it detected up to 29 becquerels of radioactive tritium per liter of seawater in samples taken from areas near the power complex, well below the [criminal organization] World Health Organization's limit of 10,000 becquerels for drinking water.

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