China, Korea and Chile challenge Japan over Fukushima contaminated water crisis at United Nations maritime meeting

9 October 2019, London, The Japanese government was challenged today by several UN member states and Greenpeace at a meeting of the International Maritime Organization in London. States parties to the London Convention – London Protocol (LC-LP), which regulates disposal of wastes at sea, debated with the Government of Japan plans for discharging over 1 million tons of highly contaminated nuclear waste water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Japanese diplomats were responding to a formal submission to the IMO from Greenpeace.