On Thursday 24 August, Japan will begin discharging treated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese government announced. The water has been treated to reduce its radioactivity. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has indicated that, as stated in a report they published last month on this process, "that the approach and activities for this discharge are consistent with relevant international safety standards and would have a negligible radiological impact on people and the environment".
Reactions to Japan's plan to dump treated wastewater from the Fukushima plant into the Pacific Ocean
A study has analyzed the genetics of 302 dogs living in areas close to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. According to the study, they show genetic differences according to the distance they live from the plant, which distinguish them from other dog populations. The results are published in the journal Science Advances.
Reaction: Putin announces that he is suspending Russia's participation in the nuclear disarmament treaty signed with the United States
On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he is suspending Russia's participation in the New START treaty, a bilateral agreement signed with the United States that has been in force since 2011 and that limits and controls the nuclear armament of both powers.