During his Bogota stop, South Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-Kun expressed his country's concerns over Japan's intentions to release the contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, the Asian nation's Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday in a statement.
Japan unveiled a new wind farm off the coast of Fukushima last week. Only thirteen miles offshore from the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power station, the same nuclear station that notoriously attracted the world's attention during the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the new wind farm is expected to produce upwards of one gigawatt from 143 wind turbines. For comparison, the now-inoperable Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant could provide 4.4 gigawatts.
German Nobel Prize winner Gunther Grass fears that the nuclear disaster in Japan and other environmental issues could lead to an eco-dictatorship, according to an interview published in the “Haumburger Abenbdblatt”.