FBC: PIF prioritizes Fukushima issue: Puna

Henry Puna, Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General. [Source: FBC News]

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General says he is placing the highest priority on the Fukushima nuclear wastewater issue, aligned with the positions of the Forum leaders.

Henry Puna says Forum leaders have prioritized the importance of international consultation, international law and independent and verifiable scientific assessments, in view of the Ratoronga Treaty and the Pacific’s nuclear testing legacy continues to affect our people and environment 80 years on.

He says the Forum Secretariat has worked with all members to pursue different avenues over the last three years to urge Japan to take all steps necessary to address any potential harm to the region….

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