TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s nuclear regulator granted approval on Friday for utility Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), which ran the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, to start releasing more than a million tonnes of radioactive water.

On Tuesday, the global watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said a two-year review showed Japan’s plan for the release would have negligible environmental impact.

The Japanese regulator’s certificate is the final step the utility required to begin the process.

(Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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