A fish recently caught in waters off Fukushima prefecture was found to have
high levels of radioactivity.
*ANCHOR: A fish recently caught in waters off Fukushima Prefecture was found
to have high levels of radioactivity.
This comes despite Japan announcing plans
to release contaminated water into the sea.South Korea's foreign minister clarified
again, that Tokyo must come up with sufficient scientific evidence that validates
Here's Kim Dami with the details.
REPORTER: Another fish contaminated
with radiation was caught in waters off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture earlier this
month. Japan's Asahi Shimbun reported Tuesday the black rockfish had
two-point-seven times above the permitted levels of radioactive caesium.
The latest finding also comes just a week after Tokyo dropped the bombshell
that it is going to dump Fukushima wastewater into the ocean. Reaffirming
Seoul's opposition to the decision, South Korea's foreign ministry said Tuesday
it will address Tokyo's decision through multilateral channels...
including the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations and World
Health Organization. The ministry added that it will actively pour all efforts into
making sure there can be scientific and objective verification which is convincing
to the international community. And clarifying Seoul's stance, foreign minister
Chung Eui-yong once again urged that Tokyo should present scientific evidence
that guarantees the health and safety of the Korean people....
adding that in future it should consult Seoul in advance. FM Chung also made it
clear that experts from Seoul should be able to participate in the IAEA's safety
verification process.Also in Tuesday's parliamentary session, Chung said that
Seoul is still reviewing whether to take Japan back to the International Tribunal
for the Law of the Sea.While other countries including China, Russia and
Singapore have also voiced deep concerns, the release is expected to be
a big blow to neighboring countries including Taiwan's big fishing industry in
Noting that the U.S. is the only country in favor of the disposal,
Chung said Seoul has asked Washington to clarify and to present scientific
evidence regarding its claims that Tokyo's decision was made in a transparent
Washington is yet to give a clear response.
1. What was found in the fish that was caught in waters off Fukushima Prefecture?
2. According to the latest finding, what announcement did Tokyo dropped?
3. What will South Korea's foreign ministry do?