Japan’s nuclear contaminated wastewater dump plan a cause of concerns even for New Caledonia


By Global Times: May 14, 2023

Japan’s plan to dump nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean has been strongly condemned by the international community. Nonetheless, Tokyo is still going its own way and speeding up the plan to make the rest of the world pay for it. What harm will it cause to the Pacific island countries and local residents if the contaminated water is discharged into the Pacific Ocean by Japan? What efforts has the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) made to stop Japan? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen discussed these issues with Johanito Wamytan (Wamytan), the vice-president of the association of friendship between New Caledonia and foreign countries.

GT: What do you think of Japan’s decision to dump nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean? If it is carried out, how will it affect Japan’s regional and international image?

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