08 Apr '11, 8am

China voices concern on Japan nuclear water via @cmswire

BEIJING - CHINA on Friday expressed concern over the release of radioactive water from Japan's crippled nuclear power plant and urged its neighbour to protect the marine environment. 'As a neighbour of Japan's, it is natural for us to express concern,' foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement published on his ministry's website. 'We hope Japan acts in line with international laws and takes effective steps to protect the marine environment.' Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) this week began dumping 11,500 tonnes of radioactive water into the sea from its Fukushima Daiichi power plant on Japan's east coast. The facility's cooling systems were knocked out by the March 11 quake and tsunami, causing radiation to leak out in the world's worst nuclear accident in a quarter-century. The operation is aimed at freeing up urgently needed storage space for water so toxic tha...

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