On March 11, 2011, still at dawn in Portugal, a magnitude 9 earthquake on the Richter scale — one of the largest ever recorded — struck northeast Japan. The ensuing tsunami killed more than 18,000 people and destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.in what was considered the biggest nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

In January of this year, Japan announced that it will start releasing treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, and popular and critical demonstrations by neighboring countries, such as China and North Korea, have followed. But the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed support for the Japanese plan, saying that the measures taken by the country are “in accordance with international safety standards” and will have a “negligible radiological impact on the population and the environment”. After all, what is at stake with these discharges?

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Source: https://observador.pt/especiais/fukushima-japao-vai-libertar-aguas-radioativas-da-central-nuclear-no-oceano-pacifico-o-que-esta-em-causa/

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