India, April 13 -- China on Tuesday strongly criticised Japan's decision to dump contaminated radioactive wastewater from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, saying it will affect the marine environment and the public health of neighbouring countries.

The Chinese foreign ministry also urged the US to treat Tokyo's decision according to facts, and not according to the country, after Washington said Japan's decision was "transparent" and "appears to have adopted an approach in accordance with globally accepted nuclear safety standards".

Japan On Tuesday announced that it will discharge radioactive water from the disaster-hit nuclear complex in Fukushima prefecture into the ocean, a decade after it was hit by an earthquake fo...