China Announces Toxic Water Ocean Dump After Criticizing Japan

China Announces Toxic Water Ocean Dump After Criticizing Japan


The Chinese government is allowing toxic wastewater from a state-run power plant in northeastern China’s Liaoning province to flow into the Bohai Sea — a minor section of the Pacific Ocean’s Yellow Sea — despite recently criticizing Japan for its planned release of nuclear wastewater into the Pacific Ocean.

“The leaked wastewater was reported to have flowed into Liaohe River which runs in the south of northeastern China and flows into the Bohai Sea on the east coast of the Chinese mainland,” China’s state-run Global Times reported on April 25. The Bohai Sea is the northwestern extension of the Yellow Sea, which borders the western side of the Korean Peninsula.

“The concentration of ammonia nitrogen in the leaked water is about 120 milligrams per liter while the maximum approved level of concentration of water pollutants is 10 milligrams per liter, according to water discharge standards in Liaoning,” the

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