24 December, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Disaster and disaster management.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its impact; concerns regarding releasing contaminated water in the sea
News: On Monday, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry proposed gradually releasing the water into the ocean or allowing it to evaporate, saying a controlled discharge into the sea would “stably dilute and disperse” it. The ministry ruled out alternatives like continuing to store it in tanks or injecting it deep into the ground. Abe’s Cabinet will make the final decision.
Water contamination at the plant
What do the scientists say?
About Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, 2011
Source: Indian Express
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