Japan gets UN nuclear watchdog’s approval to discharge water from Fukushima disaster
The UN’s nuclear watchdog has approved Japan’s plan to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific, a proposal sharply condemned by China and South Korea.
联合国(UN)核监督机构批准了日本将福岛第一核电站(Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant)经过处理的核污染水排入太平洋的计划，但这个计划遭到了中国和韩国的强烈谴责。
A two-year review by the International Atomic Energy Agency has found that the plans were consistent with international safety standards. Gradual discharges of the treated water, which are expected to take decades to complete, would have “a negligible radiological impact on people and the environment”, the agency concluded.
“We compared with other options and we were able to confirm that this is the one that exists that has a proven track record,” IAEA head Rafael Grossi said at a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.