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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia Mulls Dumping

VLADIVOSTOK, Far East () -- Russia may be forced to renew the dumping of liquid radioactive waste into the Sea of Japan, despite protests from Japan and its other neighbors in the Far East, a Russian official said Thursday.

Tankers containing the waste are full, and Russia still lacks another way of disposing of the liquid, said Yevgeny Stomatyuk, chairman of the natural resources committee in the Primorsky region's administration. His comments were reported by Interfax.

More than a year ago, Japan and other Asian nations protested after nuclear submarines from Russia's Pacific Fleet dumped about 237,000 gallons of radioactive waste into the Sea of Japan.