[Photo] S. Korean activist organizations form coalition to stop Japan from releasing Fukushima water

Posted on : 2021-05-26 17:24 KST Modified on : 2021-05-26 17:24 KST
Organizations including the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movement, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements hold a press conference Wednesday at the Seoul office of the KCTU to announce the launch of a new activist coalition, Joint Action for Stopping the Ocean Release of Radioactive Water from Japan (Joint Action). (Lee Jong-keun/The Hankyoreh)
Organizations including the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movement, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements hold a press conference Wednesday at the Seoul office of the KCTU to announce the launch of a new activist coalition, Joint Action for Stopping the Ocean Release of Radioactive Water from Japan (Joint Action). (Lee Jong-keun/The Hankyoreh)

More than 60 South Korean labor, civic and fishers’ organizations came together to call for the cancellation of Japan’s decision to release contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea.

Organizations including the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movement, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements hold a press conference Wednesday at the Seoul office of the KCTU to announce the launch of a new activist coalition, Joint Action for Stopping the Ocean Release of Radioactive Water from Japan (Joint Action). (Lee Jong-keun/The Hankyoreh)
Organizations including the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movement, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements hold a press conference Wednesday at the Seoul office of the KCTU to announce the launch of a new activist coalition, Joint Action for Stopping the Ocean Release of Radioactive Water from Japan (Joint Action). (Lee Jong-keun/The Hankyoreh)

The organizations, including the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movement, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements, held a press conference Wednesday at the Seoul office of the KCTU to announce the launch of a new activist coalition, Joint Action for Stopping the Ocean Release of Radioactive Water from Japan (Joint Action).

Organizations including the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movement, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements hold a press conference Wednesday at the Seoul office of the KCTU to announce the launch of a new activist coalition, Joint Action for Stopping the Ocean Release of Radioactive Water from Japan (Joint Action). (Lee Jong-keun/The Hankyoreh)
Organizations including the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movement, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements hold a press conference Wednesday at the Seoul office of the KCTU to announce the launch of a new activist coalition, Joint Action for Stopping the Ocean Release of Radioactive Water from Japan (Joint Action). (Lee Jong-keun/The Hankyoreh)

The Joint Action will be calling for the cancellation of Japan’s plan to release contaminated water into the sea, transparent information sharing from Japan, implementation of countermeasures by the South Korean government, an import ban on seafood products and safety measures for South Korean seafood product consumers.

Organizations including the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movement, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements hold a press conference Wednesday at the Seoul office of the KCTU to announce the launch of a new activist coalition, Joint Action for Stopping the Ocean Release of Radioactive Water from Japan (Joint Action). (Lee Jong-keun/The Hankyoreh)
Organizations including the Korea Alliance for Progressive Movement, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements hold a press conference Wednesday at the Seoul office of the KCTU to announce the launch of a new activist coalition, Joint Action for Stopping the Ocean Release of Radioactive Water from Japan (Joint Action). (Lee Jong-keun/The Hankyoreh)

The group plans to host a debate on Monday to discuss potential countermeasures to the scheduled release of contaminated water into the ocean. It also plans to launch a “Day for Joint Action” on Wednesday, featuring events in South Korea and Japan.

By Lee Jong-keun, staff photographer

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