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The Japanese government has become dumping tonnes of radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
The government has issued statements saying the level of radiation in the water is low and will not pose a threat to humans.
The Plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, began released the water yesterday and said that a total of 11,500 tonnes would be dumped in the ocean.
The government has expressed support of this measure with Prime minister Naoto Kan’s top spokesman, Yukio Edano, saying in a television press conference: “We have no choice but to release water tainted with radioactive materials into the ocean as a safety measure.”
According to the ABC emergency crews are still attempting to stop a crack near Fukishima’s number two reactor.