(ANSA) - ROME, APRIL 13 - Greenpeace Japan condemns and confirms the decision of the government led by Prime Minister Sugadi to discharge over 1.23 million tons of radioactive wastewater stored in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
This is what is stated in a note from the organization.
"This decision completely ignores the human rights and interests of the people of Fukushima and in general of Japan and the part of Asia bordering the Pacific," says Greenpeace.
"The Japanese government has once again disappointed the citizens of Fukushima," said Kazue Suzuki of Greenpeace Japan's climate and energy campaign.
"The government - he continues - has taken the totally unjustified decision to deliberately contaminate the Pacific Ocean with radioactive water. It has ignored both the risks associated with exposure to radiation and the evidence of sufficient availability of contaminated water storage at the nuclear site and in the surrounding districts. Instead of using the best existing technology to minimize the risks of radiation exposure by storing the water for the long term and treating it properly to reduce contamination, it was decided to opt for the cheapest option, discharging the water into the Pacific Ocean. "
Greenpeace, the note reads, supports the people of Fukushima, including fishing communities, in their efforts to stop these plans.