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Tuesday
May292018

Ocean groups are calling for no nuclear dumping into seas

Ocean groups around the world have long protested pollution. Now they are turning their sights to the renewed dumping of radioactive waste. 

More than a dozen environmental and ocean protection groups, coordinated by the Turtle Island Restoration Network, wrote a letter of protest about the proposal by Japanese nuclear egulatory authority and Tepco to dump 770,000 tons of radioactively contaminated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear reactors into the Pacific ocean. 

Then, when ocean protection groups learned that British authorities were planning to permit the dredging of radioactive mud at the Hinkley nuclear power plant site to be dumped in Welsh waters just off the Cardiff coast, they wrote to the Welsh Assembly, challenging the scientific validity of the proposal.

Read our story about marine groups stepping once more into the fight to stop radioactive waste discharges into the ocean, new at Beyond Nuclear International.