PAMC stands firm vs Japan plan to dump nuke wastewater

Posted on Mar 03 2023


Despite Federated States of Micronesia President David Panuelo’s decision to withdraw his protest against the nuclear wastewater dumping into the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Alliance of Municipal Councils stands firm in its position against Japan’s plan to dump 1.1 million tons of nuclear wastewater into the Pacific.

According to a PAMC news release yesterday, it said the plan will involve dumping nuclear wastewater into the Pacific at the rate of 43,965 gallons per month or 527,578 gallons a year over a period of 10 years.

The PAMC news release states that its primary concern is that the tests to determine the toxicity level of the wastewater “are based on current ocean composition, and no amount of tests done today can predict future environmental conditions that may interact with the toxic waste” that Japan will dump into the ocean from the devastated Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant that was destroyed by a tsunami in March 2011.

PAMC’s second argument is that “no matter how minuscule the toxicity is, it will be consumed by small fish, which are prey to larger fish, as well as the cumulative collection on coral reefs and sea plants.”

The third argument is based on the safety assurance made years before the nuclear power plant was established and how those assurances failed against a tsunami’s wrath.

The fourth argument is that if Japan and Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant are so certain of the wastewater safety, “they can seek permission from the citizens of Japan to release the wastewater on land in Japan or use the wastewater for irrigation and not threaten other nations and people’s mental and physical security.”

PAMC will continue reaching out to organizations and governments of other Pacific island nations to band together and fight against the implementation of Japan and FNPP’s plan. A mini video symposium is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 2pm. (PR)

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