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CGTN Poll: Japan’s nuclear contaminated-water discharge raises fury

Despite agency opposition from neighboring nations and the worldwide neighborhood, the Japanese authorities has commenced the discharge of nuclear-contaminated water saved on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy plant into the ocean on August 24.

According to 2 world on-line surveys carried out by CGTN, practically 95 p.c of respondents condemn Japan’s act as extraordinarily irresponsible, with a rise of three.64 proportion factors over the previous three months.

In the survey, 91.4 p.c of worldwide respondents imagine that Japan’s discharge of nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean is dangerous to the marine surroundings and public well being, with a rise of 0.62 proportion factors in three months. 

And 90.58 p.c of respondents doubt the assertion “nuclear-contaminated water is harmless” asserted by the Japanese authorities and the Tokyo Electric Power Company, with a rise of 0.3 proportion factors in three months. “Japan is committing a crime by dumping nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean,” voiced a netizen on CGTN platform.

According to the survey, 89.69 p.c of respondents maintain the idea that the disposal of nuclear-contaminated water shouldn’t be Japan’s “private matter” however issues its neighbors, Pacific island nations, even the entire world and mankind. The proportion of respondents sharing the identical view is up practically 3 proportion factors from three months in the past. 

In addition, as many as 94.09 p.c of respondents name on Japan to completely seek the advice of and agree with the worldwide neighborhood, particularly with stakeholders, concerning its nuclear-contaminated water discharge plan. Over the previous three months, the proportion of respondents who share the identical view has elevated by 5.53 proportion factors.

The worldwide neighborhood additionally believes that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report shouldn’t be the “shield” or “green light” for Japan’s discharge of nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean resulting from its restricted mandate. 

In the survey, 79.83 p.c of the respondents imagine the IAEA report failed to deal with the world’s issues over Japan’s disposal plan. In addition, 89.5 p.c suppose inviting extra consultants from totally different nations to Japan to conduct an entire systematic evaluation and collectively discover the very best disposal plan for its nuclear-contaminated water is critical.

Screenshot of a remark from Youtube.

The two surveys, printed by CGTN in English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian platforms in April and July 2023, obtained responses from practically 67,000 individuals on the planet. 

Unfortunately, the Japanese authorities remains to be sticking with the ocean discharge plan. August 24, 2023 will probably be remembered as a catastrophe day for the worldwide marine surroundings because of the actions of the Japanese authorities.

Source: CGTN