Fukushima – Media reports say that Japan ‘to release contaminated water into sea’

Media reports say that Japan is to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. Some of the water was used as a coolant at the power station which was destroyed by a tsunami in 2011. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) has processed the water through a filtration plant removing most of the radionuclides although there is no technology to separate tritium. Tepco has stored more than 1 million tonnes of this water in huge tanks at the site but is running out of space. The Japanese Government says no final decision has been made.