The Korean National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution condemning Japan's plan to release contaminated water from its defunct Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Ahead of the first summit between President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday, Seoul is pushing for bilateral consultations with Tokyo on the planned discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung proposed to 25 local governments in 12 Pacific Rim countries to join together in a unified response to protest Japan’s decision to discharge contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
Seoul expressed “strong regret” over Tokyo’s decision to release contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean from its Fukushima nuclear power plant, a move fiercely opposed by environmentalists and neighboring countries.
The mayors and governors of all 17 major cities and provinces in Korea adopted a joint statement warning against Japan releasing contaminated water into the ocean from its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Monday, members of environmental civic groups stage a campaign against Japanese fish products if Japan discharges radioactive water into the ocean.