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Philippine fisherfolks slam Japan for dumping nuke wastewater into sea

MANILA, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — Small-scale fishers within the Philippines on Thursday slammed Japan for dumping Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, vowing to carry a protest rally in entrance of the Japanese Embassy in Manila to dramatize their protest towards Japan’s motion.

“Japan’s action pollutes the ocean, endangering the marine resources and destroying the ecosystem,” stated Ronnel Arambulo, the vice chair of the group PAMALAKAYA, a federation of neighborhood fishers’ group.

Arambulo stated Japan repeatedly ignored the rising clamor of the folks from many East Asian nations, particularly the farmers and fishers, to cease the dumping of poisonous radioactive waste into the world’s largest ocean.

Japan began Thursday releasing nuclear-contaminated wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean.

The poisonous wastewater will endanger the resource-rich marine atmosphere of the Philippines, Arambulo added, urging the Philippine authorities to oppose Japan’s transfer.

Meanwhile, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs stated the Southeast Asian nation “continues to look at this issue from a science- and fact-based perspective and its impact on the waters in the region.”