Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is planning to release radioactive water, from its crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear station, into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday. The government approved to release water with low radioactive contamination into the sea to make room for liquids with higher radiation levels.
“We didn’t have any other alternatives,” Edano told reporters in Tokyo today. “This is a measure we had to take to secure safety.” ~businessweek
The Japanese government says this poses no major health risk.