The Heat: Fukushima Waste Water

The Heat

Japan is facing international criticism over plans to release more than a million tons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The plant was crippled during a tsunami back in 2011 and is being decommissioned. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says the move is the only way to help the area recover. But environmental groups, and Japan’s international neighbors, say the action is irresponsible and unjustified. Phoebe Amoroso has more from Tokyo.

Joining the discussion:

  • Changhua Wu is a policy analyst and executive director of the Professional Association for China’s Environment
  • Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist
  • Eunjung Lim is an associate professor at Kongju National University
  • Hiroki Takeuchi is director of Southern Methodist University’s Sun and Star Program on Japan and East Asia

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