On August 24th at 12:00 noon (13:00 local time in Japan), the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan began discharging nuclear-contaminated water into the sea. This move, which could cause unpredictable damage and harm to the global marine environment, was met with widespread criticism and ridicule from netizens worldwide. Estimates suggest that the discharge will continue for at least 30 years, affecting not only the Pacific Ocean but also seas around the world.
Many have voiced their concerns on social media platforms, arguing against the dumping of nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean. Celebrities from the entertainment industry have also expressed their views on this matter.
Guo Fan, the director of the popular Chinese sci-fi movie “The Wandering Earth,” took a unique approach by using the Japanese manga “Doraemon” to satirize the act, saying, “Dumping trash into the sea, really uncultured.”
Some netizens also borrowed lines from “The Wandering Earth” to express their feelings: “At first, no one cared about this disaster. It was just a forest fire, a drought, the extinction of a species, the disappearance of a city, until the disaster affected everyone.”