We Oppose the Discharge of “ALPS Treated Water” into the Ocean and Call for a Democratic and Sincere Dialogue

Since the announcement of the government’s policy on April 13, 2021 to discharge ALPS
treated water from TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean, the
YWCA of Japan has spoken up against this decision and demanded a sincere response to
opposing voices. We strongly reiterate our opposition to the discharge of ALPS treated water
into the ocean without the consent of the citizens, after 12 years without adequate dialogue
around the issue, in addition to the absence of prospect for the decommissioning process of
the plant.

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YWCA(Young Women’s Christian Association)is an international NGO where, upon a Christian foundation, women from around the world exceed the barriers of language and cultures and work together to encourage women’s participation in society and to realize a peaceful world where human rights, health and environment is protected. The movement began in Great Britain in 1855, and nowadays, it works in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The YWCA of Japan works with 24 local YWCAs and 37 junior and senior high-school YWCAs, and holds ESOSOC consultative status since 2019.