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One October morning, I scrolled across the usual assortment of news headlines until I hit on the following story: ‘Japan to release treated Fukushima water into the sea.’ Hey, that’s in my backyard, I thought to myself. News reports over the next few days confirmed the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was exploring the idea of dumping filtered contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean, as of 2022. Born and raised along the southern coast of China, the release of Fukushima Daiichi’s wastewater could have a drastic impact on my family and me if something went wrong. So I began thinking…

Louis Chen

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