Japan will release a million tons of water used in the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, the BBC has reported , citing Japanese media. The reports add that the water will be diluted to reduce its radioactivity levels. Even so, environmental groups and fishing industry organizations are against the release of the liquid into the sea, despite assurances from scientists that the risk of contamination is low. The water will first be diluted to reduce the concentration of radioactive material 40 times, according to some of the reports. The release is scheduled to begin in 2022 when the tanks currently storing the water will be full up, although the government has yet to make the official decision. Reports about the possible dumping of water from the reactors first emerged last year. At the time, Japan’s environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada said Tepco—the operator of Fukushima—was running out of […]