The Wider Image: Fukushima water release stokes fresh fears for fisherman
A Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) worker explains the information in the monitors displaying the temperature and quality of both ordinary sea water and Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) treated water from tanks with flounders and abalones, at the marine organisms rearing tests facility in the disabled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 8, 2023. The TEPCO, which runs the crippled nuclear power station, plans to soon start releasing into the sea more than a million tons of radioactive water from the plant that was used to cool the reactors in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 tsunami, assuring the water is treated, filtered, diluted and safe. "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.