THE Japan began her release on Thursday of a second batch of treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the Pacific Ocean.

The second stage of the release of treated water will continue until October 23, Yonhap News reported.

The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), has said it plans to release about 460 tons of treated water daily about 1 kilometer from the coast through an underwater tunnel.

According to the latest measurement carried out by Tepco on Wednesday, the concentration of tritium (radioactive isotope) was found to be between 63 and 87 becquerels per liter. well below environmental standards of Japan’s 60,000 bq per liter and from Tepco’s own limit of 1,500 bq.

Tepco began releasing treated radioactive water from the plant on August 24, sparking a backlash from China and the opposition parties in South Korea and the Solomon Islands.