Although years have passed since the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear facility, the work is not finished. According to the statement made by Japan, the water in the facility will soon be discharged into the sea.
It is planned that the radioactive waste water accumulated at the Daiichi power plant in Fukushima, which was damaged after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, will be discharged to the Pacific Ocean. According to the information obtained, after the Japanese government gave the green light to the UN’s authority in the nuclear field, purified water will begin to be discharged into the sea in early August.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s administration will make a statement to address concerns about the safety of this step and to explain that water does not pose a risk to neighboring countries, fishermen, food security, human health and the environment.
The water of the Fukushima plant will be discharged into the ocean
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) President Rafael Mariano Grossi and his delegation met with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa as part of their Tokyo visit and held a press conference. “Japan will continue to explain in detail the safe discharge of treated water to the international community, based on scientific evidence and with transparency,” Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi said here. said. However, the IAEA’s report concluded that Japan’s water release project met safety standards.
On the other hand, there are also countries that react to this situation. Neighboring countries such as China and South Korea, as well as Pacific island countries, expressed their concern about this step. Japan will try to explain how safe this step is in the light of the IAEA report.
The operator of the power plant hit by the disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings (TEPCO) uses its Advanced Liquid Handling System (ALPS) and other equipment to reduce radioactive materials in contaminated water to levels within national standards. However, radioactive tritium cannot be removed with current technology and the treated water has so far been stored in tanks at the power plant site. TEPCO plans to dilute the treated water with large volumes of seawater to reduce the tritium concentration to less than 1/40 of the national safety standard before releasing it into the sea.