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Wednesday briefing: Fukushima nuclear plant is set to flush tonnes of water into the sea – but is it safe?

In today’s newsletter: Japan’s decision to release radioactive water from the tsunami-hit power plant has divided groups – is it entirely safe or staggeringly stupid?• Sign up here for our daily newsletter, First EditionGood morning.Today’s newsletter …

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Fukushima plan to release water into ocean approved by UN watchdog

IAEA report says discharge would have ‘negligible radiological impact on people and the environment’The UN’s nuclear watchdog has approved plans by Japan to release more than 1m tonnes of water from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant int…

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Australia seeks talks with global nuclear watchdog to allay Aukus fears

Government has promised not to enrich uranium or reprocess spent fuel as part of the nuclear-powered submarine programFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe…

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What is the Aukus submarine deal and what does it mean? – the key facts

The four-phase plan has made nuclear arms control experts nervous … here’s whyAukus: nuclear submarines deal will cost Australia up to $368bnIn a tripartite deal with the US and the UK, Australia has unveiled a plan to acquire a fleet of up to eight nu…

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