CONTAMINATION: Wastewater from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant might pollute habitats and hurt fisheries, the nuclear abolition advocates said
Date: Nov 20, 2020
By: Kayleigh Madjar / Staff writer, with CNA
The group held a protest in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taipei, prompting the ministry to promise to relay a message to Japan through the nation’s representative office in Tokyo.
The groups first placed a large sheet featuring cutouts of marine creatures on the ground and later added radioactive warning symbols to the sheet, representing the impact of the water from the wrecked plant on the ecosystem.
After Tokyo in May began soliciting ideas on how to dispose of the contaminated water, civil organizations in Taiwan jointly sent a letter to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry urging it not dump it into the ocean, Green Citizens’ Action Alliance secretary-general Tsuei Su-hsin (崔愫欣) said. [FULL STORY]