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China urges Japan to cease releasing nuclear-contaminated water into ocean

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — China opposes and condemns Japan’s launch of the Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean, and has requested the Japanese authorities to cease this wrongdoing, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson mentioned on Thursday.

On Aug. 24, in disregard of the robust criticism and opposition from the worldwide neighborhood, the Japanese authorities unilaterally began the discharge of the Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean.

“China firmly opposes and strongly condemns it. We have made serious demarches to Japan and asked it to stop this wrongdoing,” the spokesperson mentioned in a press release.

Noting that the disposal of the Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water is a significant situation about nuclear security, the spokesperson mentioned its affect goes past Japan’s borders, and the problem is not at all a non-public matter for Japan.

The spokesperson mentioned since humanity started utilizing nuclear power for peaceable functions, there was neither any precedent nor universally acknowledged requirements for discharging nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean.

The Fukushima nuclear accident which came about 12 years in the past was a significant disaster that already precipitated the leakage of huge quantities of radioactive substances into the ocean, the spokesperson mentioned, including that there may very well be a man-made secondary catastrophe to the native individuals and the entire world if Japan chooses to dump the water into the ocean simply to serve Japan’s egocentric pursuits.

The spokesperson famous that the Japanese authorities didn’t show the legitimacy and legality of the ocean discharge choice, the long-term reliability of the purification facility, and the authenticity and accuracy of the nuclear-contaminated water knowledge, saying that it didn’t show that the ocean discharge is secure and innocent to the marine surroundings and other people’s well being, and that the monitoring plan is sound and efficient.

Japan additionally didn’t have thorough consultations with different stakeholders, mentioned the spokesperson.

Noting that the ocean belongs to all humanity, the spokesperson mentioned that to forcibly begin the ocean discharge is a particularly egocentric and irresponsible act in disregard of the worldwide public curiosity.

“By dumping the water into the ocean, Japan is spreading the risks to the rest of the world and passing an open wound onto the future generations of humanity,” the spokesperson mentioned, including that by doing so, Japan has turned itself right into a saboteur of the ecological system and polluter of the worldwide marine surroundings.

It is infringing upon individuals’s rights to well being, improvement and a wholesome surroundings, which violates Japan’s ethical obligations and obligations beneath worldwide regulation, the spokesperson mentioned.

From the second Japan began the discharge, it has put itself within the dock in entrance of the worldwide neighborhood and is sure to face worldwide condemnation for a few years to come back, mentioned the spokesperson.

“The Chinese government always puts our people’s wellbeing first, and will take all measures necessary to safeguard food safety and the health of our people,” added the spokesperson.