Posts Tagged ‘Fukushima’

Catholic bishops criticise Fukushima clean-up plans

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Japan and Korea’s Catholic bishops are decrying the Japanese government’s plans to clean-up Fukushima by releasing millions of litres of radioactive water into the sea. “We oppose the release of water containing the radioactive substance tritium into the ocean after purifying the contaminated water from Tepco’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant,” they said this week Read more

Monitoring to be set up across the Pacific

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The Pacific Disaster Centre is calling for nuclear monitoring to be set up across the Pacific after Japanese authorities revealed contamination could be more widespread than first thought. Japan’s Atomic Energy Agency predicts that radioactive caesium from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant will travel four thousand kilometres through the Pacific Ocean within one year and Read more

Pacific Churches condemn Japan releasing radio active water

Friday, April 15th, 2011

The Pacific Conference of Churches condemn Japan for releasing radio active seawater into the Pacific Ocean. The water has been used to cool the damaged reactor at the Fukushima atomic power station. In a press release the general secretary Fe’iloakitau Tevi said “This irradiated sea water poses a lasting threat to Pacific ecosystems and the Read more