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UN team in Fukushima to monitor waste water******
A team from the UN nuclear agency arrived in Japan yesterday to assess preparations for the release into the ocean of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant.。
The experts on the team from the International Atomic Energy Agency are to meet with Japanese officials and visit the Fukushima Daiichi plant to discuss technical details of the planned release, Japanese officials said.。
The government and the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, announced plans in April to start gradually releasing the treated radioactive water in the spring of 2023 to allow the removal of hundreds of storage tanks to make room for facilities needed for the destroyed plant's decommissioning. The plan has been fiercely opposed by fishermen, local residents.。
Japan has requested assistance from the IAEA to ensure the discharge meets international safety standards and to gain the understanding of the international community. A larger 11-member IAEA mission is expected next month.。
Japanese economy and industry minister Koichi Hagiuda pledged last week that Japan will explain the outcome of the IAEA reviews to the international community "in a courteous and transparent manner."
A separate IAEA taskforce on water testing earlier collected fish samples from the Fukushima coast as part of a routine review along with technical assistance for the plant's decommissioning. The team included an expert from South Korea.。
A massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 knocked out the Fukushima Daiichi plant's cooling systems, triggering the meltdown of three reactors. Since then, large amounts of water used to cool the still highly radioactive reactor cores has leaked extensively.。
Napoli dominate Bologna in Serie A******
ROME, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Napoli continued their unbeaten run in Serie A, easing past Bologna 3-0 at home on Thursday.
The Partenopei have had a fantastic start to the new Serie A season, managing eight wins and one draw before Thursday's game.
Facing Bologna, Fabian Ruiz's curler and Lorenzo Insigne's penalty put the home side firmly in charge at half-time, and Insigne sealed the win with another spot-kick after the break.
Napoli are now level with AC Milan with 28 points, but lead the table on goal difference. Enditem
Fluminense miss chance to guarantee Libertadores spot******
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Fluminense squandered a chance to secure a place in next year's Copa Libertadores as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at Bahia on the penultimate matchday of Brazil's Serie A championship on Sunday.。
Gilberto Souza struck two first-half goals as Bahia eased to their 11th win of the campaign at Arena Fonte Nova in the northeastern city of Salvador.。
Both teams finished the match with 10-men after an altercation between Bahia's Rossi Silva and Manoel Carvalho that led to both players being sent off just after the hour mark.。
The result leaves Fluminense seventh in the 20-team standings with 51 points, one point ahead of America Mineiro and Ceara, who are eighth and ninth, respectively.。
The top eight teams in Brazil's top flight are likely to be given a berth in next year's Copa Libertadores, South America's top club competition.。
In other Brazilian Serie A matches on Sunday, Corinthians were held to a 1-1 home draw by Gremio and Atletico Mineiro won 4-3 at home to Bragantino. Enditem。