Fukushima and Fish

An aerial photo of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima Prefecture on April 7, 2021. FILE PHOTO

Time stands still in the Pacific - it's what attracts tourists.

But in December 2022, the clock is ticking towards Japan's planned release of more than 1.2 million tonnes of radioactive cooling water into the Pacific ocean, placing the region's tuna stocks under immediate threat.

The fallout from this unprecedented action will affect thousands of jobs and millions of people who rely on the Western and Central Pacific's annual $USD8 billion industry.

It is expected that Japan . . .

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