On August 14th, officials from South Korea formally requested their Japanese counterparts provide them with details of the situation at Fukushima Daiichi in the wake of multiple reported leaks into the Pacific Ocean. Specifically, officials transmitted some 20 questions which requested information related to the amount of leaked radioactive water, radiation levels, results of radiation measurements, and planned response measures.
For nearly two weeks they waited for an official response, on Saturday they submitted another request for Japan to supply the data. As of Tuesday, South Korean officials acknowledged that they had received none of the information requested. The Japanese government claimed it is difficult to prepare the technical data requested quickly.