Japan is going to release treated radioactive into the sea yet it’s not the government final decision. The radioactive is the consequence of 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, initiated by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
After a year of debate on how how to dispose of the radioactive into the Pacific Ocean, but yet not decided by the government and have to take permission from the Nuclear Regulation Authority.
Despite researchers are clearing the thought of low vulnerability of disposal to the pacific ocean compared to being in the land environmentalist and fishing groups are opposing the fact which will directly hit the fishing industry in long run.
Why treated radioactive dangerous?
Though the filtration process of radioactive isotopes has been removed one of the isotopes called Tritium is almost impossible to remove. Tritium is an isotope of hydrogen and is low energy beta emitter which is not externally dangerous but when inhaled or ingested via food or water or absorbed through the skin may cause irritation, chest pain, coughing, and difficulty in breathing.
Still, the debate is ongoing some of the ocean has been contaminated with the radioactive water from the devasted Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and neighboring countries have already stopped importing sea products from Fukushima and nearby areas.