Rally against Japan's radioactive water release plan

Rally against Japan's radioactive water release plan

Fishery workers and people in the water sports business hold a rally using fishing boats and yachts in waters off Daebu Island in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, Monday, the Korea-designated Ocean Day, to protest Japan’s plan to discharge radioactive-contaminated water stored at the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. Yonhap

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