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Policy Coordination Minister Koo Yun-cheol has reiterated the government will do everything it can to protect the lives and safety of the South Korean people, following Japan's decision to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.
He made the remark on Friday, while leading a meeting of vice ministers from multiple agencies.
Koo called on officials to communicate thoroughly with parliament, civic groups, and fishing organizations as well as the general public before finalizing measures.
Earlier, President Moon Jae-in ordered his aides to raise the issue with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and take part in the U.N. nuclear watchdog's safety check.
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