The Wider Image: Fukushima water release stokes fresh fears for fisherman
Tanks containing water from the disabled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen at the power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 8, 2023. The Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which runs the crippled nuclear power station, plans to soon start releasing into the sea more than a million tons of radioactive water stored in tanks from the plant that was used to cool the reactors in the aftermath of the March 11 2011 tsunami that set off explosions and meltdowns that released radiation over a wide swathe and shut down fishing for more than a year due to worries about radiation. "What we say to the fishermen is that we have equipment to treat the water safely," Tomohiko Mayuzumi, a Tepco spokesperson, told Reuters at the plant. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "HOON FUKUSHIMA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.