A Japanese court has acquitted three former officials who were in charge of the Fukushima nuclear plant that went into meltdown after the tsunami in 2011.
Officials in Japan have claimed that water exposed to radiation in the Fukushima nuclear disaster is now safe to dump into the Pacific. Environmentalists say the water is too contaminated. Julian Ryall reports.
Prosecutors had accused the executives of negligence, saying they were aware of the dangers posed by tsunamis. But the executives argued that although they knew, they were not responsible for day-to-day operations.
North and South Korea are fighting plans by the Japanese government to release radioactive water presently stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant on the northeast coast of Japan into the Pacific Ocean.
TEPCO is removing hundreds of radioactive cylinders from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima reactor site. The units are still intact and could spark a largescale disaster in the event of another earthquake.
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