Prepares to cooperate for the evacuation of radioactive water


AA | Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 16:39 | Last Updated: 25 02 2021 – 16:39

Rafael Grossi, President of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), stated that they want to cooperate with Japan for the disposal of radioactive water in the Fukushima Dai nuclear facility.

Speaking to public broadcaster NHK, IAEA President Grossi called for cooperation for the evacuation of radioactive waste water accumulated in the Fukushima Dai-in-house nuclear power plant, which was damaged in the tsunami that occurred after the earthquake in northeast Japan in 2011.

Noting that they are aware of the seriousness of the situation before the local people and neighboring countries, Grossi pointed out the importance of the IAEA’s existence and stated that a joint working group will be formed with Japanese interlocutors for evacuation after the Japanese government has taken the necessary decision.

Capacity fills in 2022

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

The decomposed water stored 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.