Agreement on releasing the treated water from the nuclear power plant into the sea!


AA | Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 17:07 | Last Updated : 11 07 2021 – 17:10

The Japanese government has agreed with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to oversee the discharge of radioactive treated wastewater into the sea from Fukushima Dai-ichi.

Under the agreement, Japan and the IAEA will cooperate in overseeing the release of processed water from the nuclear power plant into the sea, Kyodo agency reported, citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Within the scope of the cooperation, which includes the supervision of security legislation, an advisory committee will be formed from internationally recognized experts selected from IAEA member countries.

The delegation will audit the reliability and transparency of the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) regarding the release of water, and announce the results to the public.

NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES REACTED

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide announced in April that the water from the Fukushima Dai-içi nuclear power plant, which was damaged in the earthquake in the northeast of the country 10 years ago, will be discharged into the sea.
While neighboring countries China, South Korea and Taiwan reacted to the Tokyo government’s decision, the US “understands”, while the IAEA declared that it supports it.

CAPACITY FULL IN 2022

The radioactive substances formed in the pure water, which is used to cool the damaged reactors at the power plant, are decomposed, except for the tritium material, thanks to the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS).

The decomposed water retained at the facilities and increasing day by day is expected to fill the water storage tank capacity of the Fukushima complex in the summer of 2022.