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Understanding the Impacts of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant's Treated Water Release


In August, Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant began releasing contaminated water that has been collected, treated and stored on site after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami in 2011. There is concern from the public and some neighbouring countries, though the International Atomic Energy Agency says it will not have a significant radiological impact on people and the environment. In this podcast, we provide our analysis of potential health, security and geopolitical implications.