In 2011 a massive tsunami destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. 1.25 million tons of nuclear wastewater remain in storage and Japan has announced its intention to start discharging this treated nuclear wastewater into the Pacific Ocean this year, claiming it is safe to do so.
According to the independent assessment of the PIFS Panel Experts, there is insufficient data to classify the impending discharge by Japan as safe for Pacific people and our ocean’s biodiversity. We are custodians of the Blue Pacific, 1/3 of the earth’s surface. PIF’s position is that the nuclear wastewater be released only when we have enough data and information to make a full assessment of impacts to human health and the environment.