Japan decides to release Fukushima contaminated water into sea: Reports

More than a million tonnes of contaminated water was collected from the plant since 2011.
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TOKYO - Japan's government has decided to release treated water containing radioactive substances from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the sea, Jiji news agency and other media reported on Friday (Oct 16).

A formal decision is expected to be made within this month, the reports said.

Tokyo Electric has collected more than a million tonnes of contaminated water since the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.