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"The Pacific Ocean is not Japan's nuclear dumpsite"- Youth organisation condemns decision

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By Mala Darmadi on Pacific Beat

Pacific activist group Youngsolwara have added their voice to the calls against Japan dumping nuclear treated water into the Pacific Ocean.

The Japenese government has approved plans to release more than 1 million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea.

Youngsolwara's Talei Mangioni said she was shocked by the decision given Japan's legacy and history when it comes to nuclear waste.

"Japan has been described pretty unflatteringly in the past as a house without a toilet in regards to its nuclear power industry," she said.

"This act is an example of possible trans-boundary harm."

Youngsolwara is now calling on the government of Japan to hold off on the discharging the treated water and to engage with Pacific leaders and concerned citizens about their decision and the potential impacts.

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