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Should Japan dump contaminated water from Fukushima into the ocean?




Team leader Juan Carlos Lentijo, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Press Center in Tokyo on February 17, 2015. An IAEA expert team on February 17 completed a third review of Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Team leader Juan Carlos Lentijo, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Press Center in Tokyo on February 17, 2015. An IAEA expert team on February 17 completed a third review of Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
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Japanese officials are considering advice from nuclear inspectors to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Powerplant, that's been treated, into the ocean. Could this impact the Western US?

Tess Vigeland speaks with Kai Vetter, nuclear physicist from UC Berkeley, about the issue.