Japan is releasing water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. The plant was badly damaged in a 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The power company stored radioactive water in giant tanks. Japan said the water is safe and would not harm the environment. The International Atomic Energy Agency said the water meets international safety standards. It said the water would not harm people.
Japan's neighbours are angry that the water is going into the Pacific. China has banned seafood from Fukushima. China said releasing the water was wrong. It said: "Japan is putting its own self-interest over the…well-being of all humankind". Hong Kong is worried about food safety. It will stop importing some Japanese food. South Korean activists have also protested. However, Seoul said the water meets international standards.