Japan scraps mascot promoting Fukushima wastewater dump

Japan scraps mascot promoting Fukushima wastewater dump

The Guardian

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‘Little Mr Tritium’ was meant to help win support for release of contaminated water into sea

The Japanese government has been forced to quickly retire an animated character it had hoped would win support for its decision this week to release more than 1m tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea.

Although the water will be treated before being discharged, it will still contain tritium, a radioactive hydrogen isotope represented on a government website by a cute fish-like creature with rosy cheeks.

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