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Seoul seeks IMO’s involvement in dispute over Fukushima radioactive water

Moon Seong-hyeok

South Korea has asked the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to explore ways to cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog to ensure safety in Japan’s planned release of wastewater. South Korea’s Oceans and Fisheries Minister, Moon Seong-hyeok Oceans Minister Moon Seong-hyeok made the request in a letter sent to Lim Ki-tack, secretary general of the UN organisation, calling Tokyo’s decision to ...

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S. Korea gives condition for Japan’s release of radioactive water into sea

Chung Eui-yong

South Korea would not object to Japan’s plan to release radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea as long as the action met International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) standards, an official said. Korea’s Foreign Minister, Chung Eui-yong Korea’s Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong made the remarks on Monday, April 19, 2021 during a parliamentary interpellation session in ...

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Korea to participate in IAEA efforts on safety over Fukushima water release

Yoshihide Suga

South Korea will take active part in efforts by the UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to verify safety related to Japan’s release of radioactive water into the sea, an official said Thursday, April 15, 2021. Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of japan Japan announced earlier this week it would start disposing of more than 1.2 million tonnes of ...

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Pacific Islands Forum urges Japan to rethink decision to discharge nuclear wastewater

Dame Meg Taylor

The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has expressed deep concern over Japan’s decision to dump wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, urging officials to rethink the decision. Secretary-General, Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Dame Meg Taylor The submission is contained in a statement on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 by the PIF, calling Japan to rethink on the discharge of ...

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