As the Japanese government moves forward with the discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean this summer, four out of five Japanese citizens feel that the government’s explanations are insufficient, according to a new survey.
Kyodo News reported that a telephone poll of citizens nationwide aged 18 and older was conducted from July 14 to today, and 80.3 percent said the Japanese government’s explanation of the discharge of contaminated water was “insufficient.
Only 16.1% said the government’s explanation was “sufficient.
When asked if the discharge would cause rumor damage (wind damage), 15.8% said “a lot of damage” and 71.6% said “some damage,” with 87.4% expressing concern about damage to fishermen and others.
Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura previously met with the president of the Fukushima Prefecture Federation of Fishermen’s Cooperatives on the 11th and the president of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Cooperatives on the 14th, 먹튀검증토토사이트 promising to do everything possible to combat rumors of damage, but fishermen remained adamant in their opposition to the discharge.
The Japanese government had promised the Fukushima prefectural fishermen’s association in 2015 in writing that it would not dispose of contaminated water unless it gained their understanding.