SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) — Lee Jae-myung, chief of the South Korean essential opposition Democratic Party, on Monday urged Japan to cease dumping radioactive wastewater into the ocean, which is able to endanger the security of individuals around the globe.
Lee made the comment throughout a gathering with international consultants and activists, together with these from Japan and the United States, who participated each on-line and offline on the parliamentary constructing in Seoul.
“The ocean of humanity and the safety of people around the world is put in danger. Despite fierce opposition from neighboring countries and even Japanese people, the Japanese government has been doing an unprecedented job in human history of dumping nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean,” Lee stated.
Lee pressured that the marine dumping was in clear violation of the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter in 1972.
“Japan should immediately stop dumping the nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean. Our (South Korean) government should file a complaint with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea against Japan,” Lee famous.
Lee condemned the U.S. duplicity as Washington supported the marine dumping outwardly whereas reducing import of Japanese agricultural and fishery merchandise, calling for the worldwide group to collect energy and defend the ocean collectively.
Japan began releasing the primary batch of radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy plant into the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 24.
Struck by an enormous earthquake and an ensuing tsunami in March 2011, the Fukushima nuclear energy plant suffered core meltdowns and generated an enormous quantity of water tainted with radioactive substances from cooling down the nuclear gasoline.