Radioactive water from Japan’s devastated Fukushima plant may be released into Pacific Ocean

日本福岛核电站的放射性水可能会被释放到太平洋

Japan's government has decided to release contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the nearby Pacific Ocean. A formal announcement about the move was expected in late October, according to reports on October 16, 2020, from Kyodo News agency and other media. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was crippled by a tsunami triggered by an earthquake in 2011. Since then, more than 1 million tonnes of water used to cool the damaged core of the power station has been stored in huge tanks which will reach capacity by 2022.

日本政府决定向附近的太平洋地区释放福岛核电站的污染水。据共同社和其他媒体于2020年10月16日的报道,预计将于10月底正式宣布此举。福岛第一核电站因2011年地震引发的海啸而瘫痪。 从那时起,超过100万吨的水被用来冷却电站受损的核心,被储存在巨大的箱子中,到2022年将达到容量上限。