| 23 April 2024, Tuesday |

Japan’s nuclear regulator approves Tepco’s release of Fukushima water

The utility Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), which operated the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has been given permission by Japan’s nuclear authority to begin discharging more than a million tonnes of radioactive water.

On Tuesday, the global watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said a two-year review showed Japan’s plan for the release would have negligible environmental impact.

The Japanese regulator’s certificate is the final step the utility required to begin the process.

  • Reuters