Fukushima discharge begins

Pacific remains divided As Pacific Ocean experts gathered in Fiji in August to discuss the role of the Pacific Ocean Commission, Japan begun discharging more than one million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the

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MSG Secretariat condemns Japan’s discharge of ALPS water

The Government of Japan has been criticised by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat for using the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report to justify what it calls the ‘mischievous and at worst,

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Despite Pacific territories’ concerns, U.S backs Japan’s nuke water discharge

Pacific island nations and territories must stick together to hold the Japanese government accountable for any consequences that might result from its release of advanced liquid processing system-treated water from the

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Japan says seawater radioactivity below limits near Fukushima

Seawater samples taken following the release of wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant showed radioactivity levels well within safe limits, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) said. The

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Niue, Tuvalu raise concerns over Fukushima radioactive wastewater release

The Governments of Niue and Tuvalu have raised their concerns over Japan’s release of treated radioactive wastewater from its Fukushima nuclear plant last Thursday. More than a million tons of ALPS (Advanced Liquid

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Fiji marchers protest against Fukushima wastewater discharge

In an outpouring of public protest, demonstrators from diverse backgrounds took to the streets of Suva today united against Japan’s release into the ocean of treated nuclear wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi

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It’s not time to panic, it’s time to build regional scientific capacity: SPC

The head of the Pacific Community (SPC) says the region should develop scientific capability “that is owned and trusted” to monitor and advise on radioactive isotopes. Speaking on the eve of the likely first

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Fukushima discharge expected to start Thursday, Pacific remains divided

Discharge of treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan is expected to begin on Thursday, August 24, weather and sea conditions permitting. The Japanese government has asked the Tokyo

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Japan pledges long-term support for fisheries during Fukushima plant water release

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday promised his government’s full support for fishing communities during the decades-long process to release treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima

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Japan aims to release treated water from Fukushima this week

The Japanese government has entered the final stage of implementing a plan to release treated and diluted water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean. The government is aiming to start

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Cook Islands PM asks partners to get serious about debt and climate financing as economic ministers meet

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown says if the region’s donor partners are serious about helping Pacific economies grow and recover, they “have to be serious about looking at changing the rules around financing,

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Japan to start Fukushima water release as early as late August

Japan plans to start releasing treated radioactive water from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean as soon as late August, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reported on Monday, citing unnamed

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