"South Korean Activists Protest Against Fukushima Water Discharge"

"SEOUL - Hundreds of South Korean activists gathered in central Seoul on Saturday to protest against Japan's plan to release treated radioactive water from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.

Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily reported earlier this week that the country plans to start releasing the water into the ocean as early as late August, citing unidentified government sources.

"If it is discarded, radioactive substances contained in the contaminated water will eventually destroy the marine ecosystem," said Choi Kyoungsook of Korea Radiation Watch, an activist group that organised the protest."

Do Gyun Kim, Minwoo Park and Joyce Lee report for Reuters August 12, 2023.

Source: Reuters, 08/14/2023