In this case, it’s 170 tons of radioactive waste water each and every day. The debate on what to do with all this contaminated water has been raging for the past seven years. At the same time, Rafael Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has gone on record saying the TEPCO plan meets global standards. Hiroshi Kishi, president of JF Zengyoren—a fisheries cooperative—has expressed his opposition to the TEPCO plan. Advertisement“We are dead against a release of contaminated water to the ocean as it could have a catastrophic impact on the future of Japan’s fishing industry,” said Kishi during a recent meeting with government officials.