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China firmly opposes Japan's unilateral move of nuclear-contaminated water ocean discharge

Source: Xinhua | 2023-10-07
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China firmly opposes Japan's unilateral move of nuclear-contaminated water ocean discharge

BEIJING, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Thursday made remarks on Japan's start of the second round of ocean discharge of Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Thursday announced that it has begun the second round of ocean discharge of the Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water and plans to release 7,800 tonnes of such water over 17 days.

In response, the Chinese spokesperson said China's position on the discharge is consistent and clear. "We firmly oppose this unilateral move by Japan."

"I reiterate that the ocean belongs to all humanity. The Japanese government needs to respond to all the concerns of the international community, have full, sincere communication with neighboring countries, and dispose of the nuclear-contaminated water in a responsible way," said the spokesperson, adding that the international community needs to push for an international monitoring arrangement that will stay effective for the long haul and ensure that Japan's neighboring countries and other stakeholders can participate substantively in the arrangement.

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