Japan’s decision threatens environment and aquatic life

KARACHI : (HRNW) Students and members of civil society at the Karachi Press Club, as well as around the world, have protested against the Japanese government’s decision to release radiation-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear reactor of the Tokyo Power Company (TEPCO) into the sea. Of Participants held playcards with slogans against the Japanese decision and for the protection of aquatic life. The walk was attended by Dr. Adnan Alam, PhD Researcher scholar Sindh Madrasa-ul-Islam, and Dr. Amir Alamgir, Lecturer Institute of Environmental Sciences, Karachi University,
Syed Hassaan Habib, Environmentalist & Director Vertex HSE services Karachi, Human Rights activits Ms Sahar Khan with students and various people working for the protection of aquatic life.

Talking to media after the walk, Dr. Amir Alamgir said that the decision of Japan would hurt the fishermen the most as fishermen from all over the world find their livelihood in the sea. Throwing toxic water from the radiation of the Fukushima nuclear reactor into the sea will pose a serious threat to marine life. Japan should reconsider its decision.

Dr. Adnan Alam, who is active aquamarine and Artificial Intelligence researcher from Karachi, said that Japan, the world’s largest human rights activist, should never play this hazardous role in the name of neutralize T2O (Hydrogen Isotope) which is radioactive will ruins aquamarine life. In 2022 Tokyo electric will release 1.25 million tonnes of waste into the sea. According to Kindai university, Osaka japan says there is no way to treat this polluted water because chemical and physical properties of water is same, and if we use 5nano technology based filter then chances of filtration is lowest. Treatment of toxic waste is the only way of the said problem. We want to send a message to the Japanese government through the media that when there is an alternative solution to the problem, Japan should not risk the lives of creatures living in the world’s oceans.

Experts say that if even small amounts of tritium-contaminated water is released into the waters near the nuclear plant, the fish industry in the area would be devastated and its effects could spread to other countries. The fishing industry in Japan has not recovered from the crisis since the 2011 earthquake, and people are still reluctant to buy fish from the Fukushima prefecture.

Let me tell you that after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, thousands of people were affected by the tragedy of the Fukushima nuclear plant. Even today, about 100,000 people in Fukushima have not been able to return home. The death toll in the last few years is much higher than the initial death toll from the earthquake and tsunami. On the other hand, according to TEPCO officials, by the year 2022 all the storage tanks of the nuclear plant will be fully filled after which this treated water will be released into the sea.
International experts say Japan considered a number of proposals before reaching a conclusion. These included the construction of new storage tanks, the construction of tanks somewhere else, the disposal of nuclear waste, or the disposal of nuclear waste into the sea after treatment, or the release of steam into the atmosphere. But in the end, they resorted to the cheapest method, which the Japanese government called the best solution.

It is worth mentioning here that TEPCO was sentenced to temporary suspension by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Japan on the grounds of incompetence and negligence in protecting nuclear materials. In 2011, the Japanese government itself banned the export of all types of meat from Fukushima due to concerns about the effects of radiation on animal meat.

Shaun Burney, a senior nuclear scientist with Greenpeace in Germany who regularly visits Fukushima, says that “even small amounts of radioactive tritium can destroy cells in humans, animals and plants, and water nuclear waste.” Mixing with does not resolve the problem. ”
Demonstrators at the Karachi Press Club said that after this decision, the Japanese government was once again endangering the people of Fukushima. They are ignoring the dangers of nuclear waste and going to pollute the sea. The United Nations has also expressed concern about the Japanese government’s decision, saying scientists are concerned that tritium isotopes in water, along with other molecules, could be used by plants, humans and other marine life and can pose serious risks. “Scientists say these threats will last for another 100 years.” Japan must abide by its international agreements and refrain from dumping dangerous nuclear waste into the sea, as the environmental impact of this decision will not be limited to Japan but will extend to other countries as well.

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