According to the Han Minzu Ilbo, a survey showed that more than eighty percent of South Korean citizens oppose the Japanese government's plan to discharge contaminated water from the Fukushima. More than seventy percent of the population said that if nuclear sewage were discharged into the ocean, it would reduce the consumption of aquatic products.
According to reports, the South Korean environmental protection organization "Environmental Movement Alliance" commissioned the public opinion research agency "ResearchView" to conduct a questionnaire survey of 19,22 adults in South Korea from 1000 to <>.
Aerial view of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
According to the report, the results of the survey released on the 25th showed that 73% of respondents expressed "strong opposition" to Japan's Fukushima nuclear contaminated water discharge plan, 12.4% of respondents expressed "general opposition", and 85.4% expressed opposition.
According to reports, 79% of respondents said they "do not believe" that the Japanese government has no safety concerns about discharging Fukushima's contaminated water. Regarding the Fukushima nuclear contaminated water treatment plan, 78.3% of South Koreans believe that "it should be stored in a ground treatment facility for a long time."
When asked, "What would happen to your consumption of aquatic products if Fukushima's polluted water started to be discharged into the ocean," 72.3% of respondents said they would reduce it significantly or slightly.
On March 2011, 3, a magnitude 11.9 earthquake struck the waters off the northeastern part of Japan and triggered a tsunami. Affected by the earthquake and tsunami, a large amount of radioactive material leaked from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. On April 0, 2021, the Japanese government officially decided to filter and dilute the Fukushima nuclear wastewater into the sea, but this decision was widely questioned and opposed by the international community and caused strong concern in Japan.