Japan announced earlier that it will release more than 1,000,000 tonnes of treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean.
Japanese Deputy Prime Minister, Taro Aso, said in a press conference that the water is “safe for drinking”.
“I have heard that we will have no harm if we drink”, said Taro Aso on Tuesday at a press conference.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, hinted that the Deputy Prime Minister should attempt to drink the water by himself.
“A Japanese official said it is okay if we drink this water, so then please drink it,” said Zhao Lijian.
He urged the Japanese government to reconsider its decision of dumping the water into the ocean.
In Japan’s defence, both China and South Korea have also released treated radioactive water into the environment in the past.