The Wider Image: Fukushima water release stokes fresh fears for fisherman
A seagull eats a fish thrown away by fishermen after it was damaged with a net and couldn't be sold, at Tsurishihama fishing port in Shinchimachi, about 55 km away from the disabled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, March 1, 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 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, released radiation over a wide swathe and shut down fishing for more than a year due to worries about radiation. "It's been 12 years and fish prices are rising, we're finally hoping to really get down to business," fisherman Haruo Ono, 71, said. "Now they're talking about releasing the water and we're going to have to go back to square one again. It's unbearable." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "HOON FUKUSHIMA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.