In response to the Japanese government’s plans to discharge contaminated wastewater into the Pacific, the following comments can be attributed to Greenpeace Australia Pacific Senior Campaigner Steph Hodgins-May:

“Greenpeace has consistently opposed the Japanese government’s plans to discharge radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear station into the Pacific Ocean.

“Since its inception, Greenpeace has proudly campaigned against nuclear weapons and nuclear power. The decision by the Japanese government disregards scientific evidence, as well as the deep concerns raised by our Pacific Island neighbours, many of whom are still grappling with the consequences of nuclear testing on their lands.

“The legacy of the Fukushima disaster shows that nuclear energy is no solution to the climate crisis. We must move as quickly as possible towards clean, renewable energy sources and to end the expansion and subsidisation of the fossil fuel industry.”