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Russia reacted to Japan's decision to dump water from Fukushima into the ocean

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Russia expects detailed explanations from Japan on all aspects related to plans to dump water from the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant into the ocean. This is reported on the website of the Ministry.

"Expressing serious concern in this regard, we expect that the Government of Japan will show an appropriate degree of transparency and will inform the interested States about its actions that may pose a radiation threat," the statement said.

According to Zakharova, Russia expects that Japan, if necessary, will allow monitoring of the radiation situation in the areas of future discharge. She also expressed the hope that Tokyo will take measures to minimize the negative impact on the marine environment, the deterioration of the environmental situation, and will not create difficulties for the economic activities of other States.

She added that Moscow regrets Tokyo's decision not to consult with Russia before deciding to dump water from the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant into the ocean.

Earlier, the Japanese authorities decided to drain the water from the emergency nuclear power plant (NPP) "Fukushima-1" into the ocean after cleaning it.

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