In January this year, the Japanese government set the time for the discharge of Fukushima nuclear contaminated water as “this spring and summer”.

On August 22, local time, the Japanese government announced after holding a relevant cabinet meeting that it will discharge nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea starting on August 24. According to the plan, the discharge of Fukushima nuclear contaminated water will last at least 30 years.

After the news came out, Chinese and South Korean stock markets and salt-related concept stocks rose sharply. Recently, the demand for sea salt in South Korea has surged. Affected by Japan’s Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water discharge plan and other factors, some consumers and retailers have begun to hoard sea salt. The South Korean government puts reserve sea salt on the market to deal with fluctuations in the sea salt market.

Citizens buy government-reserved sea salt in a supermarket in Seoul, South Korea