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Is Japan’s nuclear wastewater dump safe?

Japan has begun releasing treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. The UN has signed off on the plan, and Japan insists it’s safe. However, neighbouring countries have expressed concern and China has imposed an import ban on Japanese seafood.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll explain what’s in this water and what we know about how safe it is to release.

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Guest: Emma Gillespie, Deputy Editor at TDA
Hosts: Zara Seidler and Sam Koslowski
Producer: Ninah Kopel

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