S Koreans prepare for Japan’s release of toxic water into ocean

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    The South Korean island of Jeju is to start testing for levels of radiation in local marine life, ahead of Japan’s controversial release of tonnes of contaminated water into the ocean.

    The proposed solution to deal with the radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has drawn fierce criticism from Japan’s neighbours.

    Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Jeju island in South Korea.

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