now South Korea has vowed to actively
seek ways to deal with Japan’s planned discharge of water contaminated as a
result of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster Seoul’s move comes as concerns
rise that storage space will soon run out and Japanese officials will be left
with no choice but to release at least some of the highly radioactive water
into the ocean S&J with the details the treatment of radioactive water stored in
tanks in Fukushima has become the subject of intense international concern
in recent months including in South Korea as reports say the
Japanese government is considering releasing it into the Pacific Ocean
and now South Korea one of Japan’s closest neighbors says it will seek ways
to deal with Tokyo’s plan this charge will work closely with institutions and
countries in the Pacific Rim that’ll be affected and actively respond to any
potential water discharge from the Fukushima plant Tokyo Electric Power
Corporation which manages the storage of the toxic water says we’ll run out of
space in three years Greenpeace warned in a report earlier
this year that South Korea will be among the nation’s most affected by any
discharge and with the IAEA general conference to be held in Vienna in
September and the South Korea China Japan top regulators meetings on nuclear
safety taking place in China in November Seoul plans to raise the issue and
consider other concrete actions asked about the possibility of South Korea
boycotting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics over the matter Seoul’s foreign affairs
ministry did not provide a direct answer citing the same problem a number of US
media outlets including the Washington Post have raised concerns over the
safety of American athletes heading to Tokyo next summer says 2013 South Korea
has blocked all seafood imports from eight Japanese prefectures near
Fukushima after it was found that contaminated water was leaking into the
ocean while Tokyo sought to challenge Seoul’s
decision by lodging a complaint at the World Trade Organization the WTO in
April ruled in Seoul’s favor saying two measures do not amount to unfair trade
restrictions or arbitrary discrimination Eason J Arirang news