“I ordered sashimi for the last time today. I think it will be difficult to eat sashimi in the future. In this situation, rather than actively responding, the government made an advertisement saying that ‘contaminated water from nuclear power plants is safe’… . As I ate each piece, I even thought of something troubling.”
A 43-year-old surnamed Yoon, who lives in Mapo-gu, Seoul, said she ordered sashimi for dinner on the 22nd, when the Japanese government announced that it would start discharging contaminated water from nuclear power plants from the 24th. Mr. Yoon said, “I feel bad when I think of domestic fishermen, but I ordered this meeting thinking that it would be the last time because it is unknown what effect the contaminated water from the nuclear power plant will have on the marine ecosystem.”
On the 23rd, when the Japanese government’s release of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea was imminent, citizens’ anxiety and merchants’ sense of crisis are rising. In particular, as it is a month before Chuseok, it is expected to affect the sale of seafood gift sets.
Merchants selling seafood poured out their resentment against the government. A merchant who runs a large sashimi restaurant in Gwanak-gu, Seoul said, “As the discharge of contaminated water has already been confirmed, sales have decreased by more than 30%, but I am more worried about the future. Does the Yoon Seok-yeol government not care whether안전놀이터 fishermen and merchants die? It is doubtful which country’s government it is,” he raised his voice.
It’s not just a sushi restaurant. Merchants who sell food that has anything to do with aquatic products agree that they will not be able to avoid the aftermath of the discharge of contaminated water from the nuclear power plant. A merchant who runs a kalguksu restaurant in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul said, “Yesterday, while watching the news, customers who ate clam kalguksu said, ‘Now clams are dangerous, too.'” Until that happens, I plan to sell only menu items such as ‘Perilla Kalguksu’ and ‘Ongshimi Buckwheat Kalguksu’,” he sighed.
Large marts and department stores have been scrambling to announce the introduction of their own precision analysis equipment, emphasizing that “radiation investigation results have been completed” and “pre-purchase before discharge of contaminated water”, but consumers preparing gifts ahead of Chuseok are also growing. .
Mr. Won (46), who runs his own business, said, “I give presents such as abalone or oyster sets to major customers and family and friends every year on holidays, but this year, I think they will hear rumors even after giving them.” We decided to exclude seafood sets from the list.”
Housewives prepare vacuum-packed dried fish by putting it in the freezer. Amugae Jeong, a housewife in her 40s, said, “I went to Sokcho the other day, and I ordered several boxes of vacuum-packed dried fish with my family, shared it with them, and stored it in the freezer.” You can eat it,” he advised, and decided to use that method.”
The restaurant industry is also paying keen attention to the aftermath of the discharge of contaminated water. An official from a restaurant industry franchise said, “In the aftermath of the Corona 19 incident, the number of stores has been reduced and suffered a blow, and recent difficulties have continued due to sluggish consumption due to the rise in food prices. It’s not, but I’m worried that there might be a spark because there are not a few seafood ingredients. We cannot just believe in the optimism that the sense of crisis will soon fade, so we are considering introducing our own radiation measurement equipment.”