South Korea To Japan: We Are “Concerned” About Radioactive Pacific

South Korea has expressed concern to Japan over the release of radioactive water by Tokyo Electric Power Co. into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday, citing South Korean foreign ministry officials.

Experts said radioactive materials from Japan`s Fukushima nuclear plant could reach Korea via air currents, with the Korean Peninsula possibly seeing radioactive rain Thursday.

That has led to charges that Japan is being irresponsible about the risks faced by its closest neighbor. Although their levels are deemed to be harmless to humans, radioactive xenon, iodine and cesium have been detected in eight locations across the country. Fears are spreading that marine life in waters surrounding Korea may be affected by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant that seeps into the ocean and is carried over by the currents.

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