Q&A: Release of Fukushima nuclear plant treated water into sea

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The following are questions and answers on the Japanese government's plan to release treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the sea. Q: What is the current situation at the Fukushima plant? A: Struck by a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan's northeast on March 11, 2011, the No. 1-3 reactors at the plant suffered core meltdowns, prompting more than 160,000 people around the complex to evacuate at one point. Although plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. plans to decommission the destroyed complex between 2041...

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