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Fukushima nuclear wastewater to be treated before discharge into Pacific

Christian Fernsby |
Japan's Government says Fukushima nuclear wastewater it plans to dump into the Pacific Ocean will be treated.

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The Deputy Head of Mission at Japan's Embassy in New Zealand, Tatushi Nishioka, said contaminated wastewater would not be released without any treatment.

"This is because the water to be released is what we call ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) treated water, which will be treated to remove nuclides," he said.

"The water will be purified/re-purified and diluted to meet regulatory standards, and safety of the discharge will be ensured."

Japan said its policy for treatment of the water to be discharged was based on six years of comprehensive study by experts, and reviews by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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