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Japan’s environmental minister has said the country may have to dump more than a million tons of radioactively contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean as storage runs short, sparking outrage among fishermen and environmentalists.

Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, the Fukushima plant’s owner, has been collecting the water, which has been used for cooling the cores of stricken reactors since they were hit by a tsunami in 2011.

“The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it,” the minister, Yoshiaki Harada, told a news briefing in Tokyo, according to the Japan Times. “The whole of the government will discuss this, but I would like to offer my simple opinion.” Read on.