Tokyo, Sep 28 (AP) The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant says much of the radioactive water stored at the plant isn’t clean enough and needs further treatment if it is to be released into the ocean. Also Read - Despite 42 Covid-19 Deaths in the Country, Japanese Defy Social Distancing to Admire Cherry Blossoms

Tokyo Electric Power Co has said treatment of the water could remove all radioactive elements except tritium, which experts say is safe in small amounts. Also Read - Twitter Advices Its 5000 Global Employees to Work from Home Amid Coronavirus Fears

TEPCO said Friday that studies found the water still contains other elements. It said more than 80 per cent of the 900,000 tons of water stored in large, densely packed tanks contains radioactivity exceeding limits for release into the environment. Also Read - 119 Indians, 5 Foreigners Onboard Coronavirus-hit Japan Ship Land in Delhi on Air India Flight

TEPCO said it will further treat the water to ensure safety.

Experts are still debating what to do with the water because fishermen and residents oppose its release into the ocean. AP KUN KUN

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