China summons Japanese ambassador over Fukushima water release: foreign ministry

Ministry says possibly radioactive metal stolen from Fukushima
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China on Tuesday said it had summoned the Japanese ambassador after Tokyo said it would begin releasing water from the stricken Fukushima power plant into the Pacific Ocean this week.

“Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong summoned Japan’s Ambassador to China, Hideo Tarumi, to make solemn representations regarding the Japanese government’s announcement that it would initiate the discharge of Fukushima’s nuclear-contaminated water into the sea,” a foreign ministry statement said.


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