Hundreds of people demonstrated this Saturday in Seoul against the Japanese plan to release treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea.
This week, several protests took place in the capital of South Korea, after, in July, the International Atomic Energy Agency approved Tokyo’s plans, ensuring that the process will comply with international standards in terms of safety.
The Japanese government has said that the discharge of water should begin this summer, but has not given any date.
The protest took place, peacefully, under light rain, in the streets of the city center.
Protesters displayed signs, where it was possible to read slogans such as: “No radioactive material is safe for the sea”.
South Korea has been conducting several tests to demonstrate to people that there is no risk of environmental or food contamination from the discharges.
On Friday, South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries assured that none of the tests had so far raised concerns.
The safety of Fukushima’s wastewater has been a ‘sensitive issue’ between the two countries.
South Korea and Japan have been working to repair their relationship and address issues such as the North Korean nuclear threat and China’s foreign policy.